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Touro Law and University of Central Florida Sign Agreement for a Three-Plus-Three Accelerated Law Program


April 19, 2013



(l to r) Touro Law alum Bruce K. Gould '84, Touro Law Assistant Dean for Admissions George Justice, Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin, Dean of UCF’s College of Health & Public Affairs Michael Frumkin, and UCF Legal Studies Chair James Beckman sign the 3+3 program agreement between Touro Law Center and UCF.

Touro Law Center and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are pleased to announce the creation of a three-plus-three accelerated law program. This newly established academic program will offer significant advantages to interested, qualifying students. The program will provide the opportunity to qualified UCF students to seamlessly complete a UCF Legal Studies B.A. or B.S. and a Touro Law Center J.D. degree in six rather than seven years.

“We are thrilled to launch this program which has many benefits for students,” said Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin. “In addition to providing committed and qualified students with the benefit of earning both degrees in six years, these students also enjoy the prestige of being part of the program and save a year’s worth of tuition and time.”

The three-plus-three program, once formally approved by the university, will be available to students entering UCF as of the Fall 2014 class. Admission to the program will be determined by personnel at both UCF and Touro Law. Participants in the program will complete the first three years of study at UCF and the fourth year in residence at Touro Law Center as part of the first year of law school.

“This is an exciting opportunity for UCF and Touro Law. Many of our undergraduate students want to pursue a law degree. This gives them an opportunity to earn their degree from UCF in a concentrated three years and then enter a great New York law school to continue their legal education and training,” said Michael Frumkin, Dean of UCF’s College of Health & Public Affairs.

Students interested in the program should contact the UCF admissions office at (407) 823-3000 or by email at admission@ucf.edu.

 
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The University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university that ranks as the 2nd largest in the nation with nearly 60,000 students. UCF's first classes were offered in 1968. The university offers impressive academic and research environments that power the region's economic development. UCF's culture of opportunity is driven by its diversity, Orlando environment, history of entrepreneurship and its youth, relevance and energy. For more information visit www.ucf.edu.

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.


For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers, Director of Communications, Touro Law Center, pattid@tourolaw.edu, (631) 761-7062 or
Karen Guin, M.A., Director of Communications, College of Health and Public Affairs, Karen.guin@ucf.edu (407)823-1270