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Program Facts

Q: Is Touro Law accredited?

A: Yes. The Law Center is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Graduates of ABA-approved law schools are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any jurisdiction in the United States.

Q: What degrees does the Law Center offer?

A:
Juris Doctor (J.D.)

J.D./M.B.A. with Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
J.D./M.P.A. (Health Care) with Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
J.D./M.S.W. with the State University of New York at Stony Brook
 
Foreign Law Graduates Programs
Two-Year J.D. Program for Foreign Law Graduates
LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies 

Master of Laws (LL.M.) for U.S. Law School Graduates 
 
 
Q:  What clinical and externship programs are available at Touro Law?

Clinics:
Bankruptcy
Advanced Bankruptcy
Criminal Defense
Criminal Prosecution
Disaster Relief
Elder Law
Family Law
Federal Prosecution
Immigration Law
Mortgage Foreclosure
Small Business and Not-For-Profit Corporation Law
The Veterans' and Servicemembers' Rights
 
Externships:
Touro Law Center’s Externship Program allows students to work in specific fields of law, gain exposure to highly technical or unusual legal skills, practice in specialized courts, or perform legal work that calls upon unique talents or knowledge. The placement
  • May be with a private law office, the court system, or the law office of a public interest or government employer
  • Must be supervised by an admitted attorney or judge
  • May not involve any compensation
Every Touro Law student is guaranteed an externship experience for academic credit.
  
Q: What areas of law does the Law Center offer?

A: While a Touro Law education prepares students for a career in virtually any field of law, the Law Center's curriculum is particularly rich in the following areas:
 
Business Law
Criminal Law*
Family Law
Health Law
Elder Law/Aging & Longevity Law*
Immigration
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Land Use & Sustainable Development Law*
Public Interest Law
Solo & Small Practice Law*

* Academic concentrations.  A concentration is designed to offer students advanced training in a specific of law, providing intense study for students who are ready to focus on a specific area of study.  Students are not required to designate an area of concentration during their career at Touro Law Center.

Q: What is the Law Center's total enrollment?

A: Approximately 650 J.D. and 20 LL.M. students are enrolled.

Q: What is the size of a typical Law Center class?

A:

  • 16-24 for tutorials and seminars
  • 70 for required first-year classes
  • 60 for required and elective upper-level classes.

Q: What is the Law Center's student-to-faculty ratio?

A: For 2013-2014, it is 19.63:1.

Q: How diverse is the student body?

A: For 2014-2015, 46% minority and 58% women.

Q: What is Touro Law's LSAT/UGPA profile?

A: For students matriculating in the Fall of 2013, the 75th percentile LSAT score was 150 the 25th percentile LSAT score was 145. The 75th percentile undergraduate GPA was 3.34, the 25th percentile undergraduate GPA was 2.75.

Q: How many applications does Touro Law receive each year?


A: We received over 1,100 J.D. applications for the Fall 2014 entering class.

Q: How many seats are available in the Fall entering class?
 
A: For Fall 2015, there will be 150 full-time seats, 50 part-time evening seats, and 20 part-time day seats available in the entering class.

Q: How long does law school take?

A: Attending law school full-time (12-16 credits per semester), most students complete the J.D. program within 3 years, but may accelerate to 2½ years by attending summer sessions. Part-time students (8-11 credits per semester) usually take 4 years to complete the J.D. program, but may accelerate to 3½ years by attending summer sessions. Touro Law also offers a 5-year part-time evening program.

Q: What are the hours for full-time and part-time?

A: Full-time classes are offered anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Part-time evening classes are offered from 6:30 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Q: Does Touro Law offer summer courses?

A: Yes. Summer sessions are available and open to students who have completed the first-year requirements successfully. Students may take 6 credits in the summer program at the Law Center campus or up to 8 credits abroad in Vietnam, Croatia, or Germany.