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Touro Law Announces Two-Year Accelerated J.D. Program


March 5, 2014



Touro Law Center is pleased to announce the creation of a new two-year accelerated J.D. program. This program, scheduled to begin on May 27, 2014, is an extraordinary opportunity for a select group of qualified applicants to complete all requirements for the Juris Doctor degree during a concentrated and rigorous 24-month period and to sit for a Bar Examination only 26 months after they begin their law school studies. Applications are currently being accepted.

“Our accelerated program for highly qualified students will offer the same opportunities for hands-on learning and integration into our school life as our full time program,” said Dean Salkin. “The highly motivated and exceptional students accepted to this program will benefit from being a part of the Touro Law community and participate in a rigorous educational program that will enable them to join the work force a year ahead of the traditional law student.”

Tuition costs for this program are based upon the total number of credits (88), which is the same as for a 3-year program. It is anticipated that the high caliber students accepted to this program may receive substantial scholarship awards to help defray the cost of tuition. Accelerated program students will enter the workforce a year earlier than those enrolled in the traditional 3-year law school program, saving one-year of school-related living expenses.

All accepted students must have earned a Bachelor’s degree prior to the beginning of their legal studies. Students will begin their classes during the Summer 2014 session and carry full course loads for every semester thereafter until May 2016, including summer and winter sessions. Students in this accelerated program are eligible to apply for extra or co-curricular student activities, such as Moot Court or Law Review, and they will also be fully integrated into Touro Law’s experiential curriculum, including clinics, externships, court programs and courses in particular concentrations.
 
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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
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062