Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
ALL LAWYERS ARE EDUCATED. OUR LAWYERS ARE PREPARED. MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Congratulations on your decision to pursue an exciting education that is rewarding and satisfying. With a law degree you can ensure access to justice engage in public service work in the corporate world and through these channels and others simply make a difference. At Touro Law our innovative Portals to Practice curriculum delivered on our unique courthouse campus enables you to interact routinely with judges practicing lawyers and clients. Touro Laws student-centered philosophy produces profession-ready lawyers who are leaders in the public private and non-profit sectors. We invite you to the campus to see our state-of-the-art facilities and to be a part of the personal Touro Law experience. Patricia Salkin Dean Professor of Law As a Touro Law student youll be part of one of the nations most innovative and comprehensive law programs. Youll gain the critical thinking skills problem solving strategies and real-world hands-on experience you need to succeed as a lawyer. Youll join a community of outstanding professors and talented students that enjoy unparalleled access to the Federal and State courthousesthatadjoinourcampus.Our court-enhanced law school campus the only one of its kind in the nation provides exceptional opportunities for learning engaging observing and interning. DONT JUST LEARN THE LAW. LEARN TO BE A LAWYER. Our unique location adjacent to the Federal and State courthouses and in close proximity to U.S. District Courts in Manhattan Brooklyn Nassau and the Suffolk County Courts puts you at the center of real-world law. Theres even free shuttle service between the campus and Central Islips Long Island Rail Road station when you want to take advantage of all that New York City has to offer. LOCATION IS EVERYTHING The only law school in the country that ensures students will be in court in their first semester of law school. Federal Court Building in Central Islip NY TOURO LAW COMPLETELY EXCEEDED ALL OF MY EXPECTATIONS. THANKS TO TOURO LAW I WAS READY TO START MY CAREER UPON GRADUATION AND THE PRACTICAL SKILLS I GAINED HELPED ME TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Tesla Carrasquillo 14 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Through Touro Laws Portals to Practice learning program all students are immersed in a curriculum that incorporates classroom learning with hands-on lawyering opportunities. In the first year students are visiting the courthouses and helping unrepresented litigants with pro bono divorce cases. In the following years of law school students are working under faculty supervision to represent real clients with real cases. Proactive learning opportunities are matched with a students career goal and the experience increases incrementally from the first day of law school through graduation. This innovative curriculum is designed to give our graduates the edge they need to succeed in the practice of law. Our Portals to Practice curriculum combines coursework with hands-on learning. Hon. Jeffrey Arlen Spinner 87 County Judge and Acting Supreme Court Justice Suffolk County N.Y. My legal education from Touro Law provided me with a solid foundation enabling me to succeed both as a practicing attorney and a judge. Touro Laws unique focus on our obligation to make the world a better place remains with me as a daily guide. AREAS OF CONCENTRATION Touro Law offers a high-quality general legal education. Additionally those with particular passions in certain areas may choose to concentrate their coursework. Aging and Longevity Law Our Aging and Longevity Law program prepares effective advocates for an increasingly aging population by covering topics that range from elder benefits to elder abuse and providing insights from related fields such as sociology and health facilities administration. Criminal Law Touro Law prepares students for careers as prosecutors and defense attorneys by offering a course of study in criminal law theory advocacy skills development and experiential learning. Our students learn about the substantive law policy and ethics needed to become skilled practitioners in this competitive field. Our alumni have a proven record of success in criminal law. Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Land use planning and growth management regulation are important tools for building a sustainable resilient future. Our Land Use and Sustainable Development Law program examines the cutting-edge strategies and innovations that address land use real estate and environmental sustainability matters. Solo and Small Practice Law The creation of a Solo and Small Practice concentration acknowledges this practice trend and seeks to close the gap between the doctrinal knowledge currently taught in law school and the competencies necessary to operate a successful solo practice. It will create a solid foundation for Touro Law grads who desire to work in Touro Laws Community Justice Center incubator. YOUR EDUCATION YOUR WAYWere dedicated to your success. Our comprehensive resources and services give you the individualized help you need to refine your study skills personalize your course of study and optimize your proficiency in writing. Our professors are passionate about teaching and ready to support you with day and evening office hours. Were there for you too when its time to study for the bar exam set career goals and embark on a successful legal career. Touro Law is accredited by the ABA and a member of AALS. At Touro Law were all about you. Youll be challenged and inspired by an accomplished faculty actively engaged in research legal scholarship and advocacy. Touro Law students benefit from a remarkably accessible faculty who are dedicated to student success. Our faculty offers a supportive cooperative learning environment day and evening office hours and share a commitment to your academic and professional achievement. In addition students at Touro Law have the opportunity to become engaged in more than 35 student organizations. These organizations cover a wide variety of interest areas for all students. FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS. ACCESSIBLE FACULTY. Juris Doctor Programs Our full- and part-time J.D. programs meet student needs by combining an innovative practice- focused curriculum with flexible scheduling options. Full-Time Programs Three-Year J.D. Jan. Aug. Start Two-Year Accelerated J.D. May Start Part-Time Programs Four-Year Part-Time Day Four-Year Part-Time Evening Five-Year Part-Time Evening Master of Laws Program Master of Laws for U.S. Law School Graduates Foreign Law Graduate Programs Master of Laws in U.S. Legal Studies Two-Year J.D. Program Dual Degree Programs We partner with area universities to offer dual degree J.D.M.B.A. J.D.M.P.A. and J.D.M.S.W. programs that provide enhanced preparation for a variety of careers. DEGREES OF SUCCESS Rodger Citron Associate Dean and Professor of Law Touro Law is a truly special place. Our faculty is engaged in the daily activities of the law school and dedicated to the success of each student in the classroom in our extracurricular activities such as the Law Review and Moot Court and in our many clinic and externship programs. We have a vibrant school community that benefits from a caring and accessible faculty. Our students are taught by faculty who have literally written the book in various subject areas. STATE COURT Central Islip JUSTICE COURT Mineola NASSAU COUNTY SUPREME COURT Mineola LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD DISTRICT COURT Brooklyn U.S. DISTRICT COURT New York M AN HATTAN FEDERAL COURT Central Islip TOURO LAW Central Islip Ride the Long Island Rail Road to Manhattan. A free shuttle runs from campus to the Central Islip Station. 76 EMPLOYMENT RATE 9 months after graduation GOULD LIBRARY CONTAINS 450000 VOLUMES OR VOLUME EQUIVALENTS AND 476 SEATS DIVERSITY 41 OF STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN AN EXTERNSHIP ARE PROVIDED WITH ONE100 5644STUDENT BODY FEMALE-TO-MALE RATIO PACOFFICESINTHEBUILDINGPROVIDINGHANDS-ONLEARNINGOPPORTUNITIESFOR STUDENTSINPUBLICSERVICEAGENCIES 12CLINICAL PROGRAMS 12 OF STUDENTS WILL TAKE A CLINIC BEFORE GRADUATION 100 WE ARE AT THE CENTER OF A DYNAMIC LEGAL LANDSCAPE SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT Riverhead TOURO LAW GRADS ARE PRACTICING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE GLOBE IN 39 STATES THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND 19 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Bangladesh Canada China Dominica Egypt England Germany Guyana Israel Japan Korea Malaysia Mexico Mongolia Philippines Russia Singapore Tanzania and Thailand Alabama Alaska California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington Wisconsin Wyoming Touro Law is home to the William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center PAC. The only one of its kind in the nation the Center was developed to have an impact on social justice legal training and the lives of countless individuals in and beyond the local community. Housed within the law school the PAC provides furnished offices to local non-profit agencies in exchange for a promise to utilize Touro Law students for advocacy services research and client relations. Students work with these organizations to satisfy their pro bonorequirementswhiledeveloping an understanding of the problems facing the local community. COLLABORATIVE COURT PROGRAM The hallmark of a Touro Law education is the innovative balance of coursework and practical experience. Our Collaborative Court Program leverages our unique proximity to State and Federal courthouses to bring together members of the bench the bar and the academy in an exceptionally practical approach to legal education. The Program begins with court observation bridging the gap between courtroom theory and practice with court integration and culminates with court specialization. PUBLIC ADVOCACY CENTER Federal Court Building in Islip NY TOURO LAW CENTER PROVIDED ME NOT ONLY WITH A SOLID BASIS IN PUBLIC SERVICE BUT A STRONG FOUNDATION IN BUSINESS LAW THAT HAS HELPED ME TO ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS WHILE CONTINUING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Matthew W. Daus 92 Our students are in the courtroom within weeks not years. Michael Boykin 11 The court observation program crystallized for me everything I had learned in the classroom. It was then that I discovered my passion for criminal law. SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR ALL Even before it was state-mandated Touro Law created a pro bono graduation requirement. You can choose to fulfill your 50 hours of pro bono work by volunteering at legal aid offices advocacy groups or public interest organizations or by completing a qualifying clinic or public interest course. PRO BONO PRIORITY Theres more to being a lawyer than simply knowing the law. At Touro Law youll receive a quality legal education thats grounded in the moral and ethical considerations and responsibilities of the profession. Youll have ample opportunity to put theory to practice by participating in unique community service initiatives that promote social justice. FROM THE FIRST TO THE FINAL DAY OF LAW SCHOOL TOURO LAW OFFERS ONGOING AND IMMERSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HANDS-ON LEARNING. Myra Berman Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Assistant Professor of Law Touro Laws fellowship programs provide stipends for students who share a commitment to public interest. Alanna McGovern 15 I have gained so much through my work in the Disaster Relief Law Clinic. It was an awesome experience to be a point of contact and go-to person and to be able to help with legal services that were needed to get through such a difficult time. I know that the experiences I have had at Touro Law coupled with my passion will enable me to continue doing just that. AMAZING CLINICS...12 AND GROWING Guaranteed for-credit clinical and externship experiences help you develop the professional skills you need from interviewing and drafting legal documents to developing evidence to representing real-world clients who have real-world problems. Our clinics include Advanced Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Criminal Defense Criminal Prosecution Disaster Relief Elder Law Family Law Federal Prosecution Immigration Law Mortgage Foreclosure Small Business and Not-For-Profit Law Taxpayer Clinic Veterans and Servicemembers Rights Our commitment to social justice never waivers. WERE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY EXTERNSHIPS Hands-on externships are key to a Touro Law education. Every student who is interested in an externship is guaranteed the opportunity. Student externs work in specific fields of law gain exposure to critical legal skills practice in specialized courts or perform legal work that requires unique talents and knowledge. Students may take more than one externship for credit. At Touro Law we want you to succeed. Thats why we make sure individualized assistance in everything from course selection and academic enrichment to career planning is available to you from day one. Affordable convenient housing options available in the area. The Office of Admissions provides a Housing Information Network. CAREER SERVICES The Career Services Office supports our innovative experiential curriculum with group programs and one-on-one counseling sessions designed to maximize student potential and marketability. As a student youll meet with experienced career counselors from the start of your first year. As a Touro Law graduate you will have lifelong access to our counselors and a full range of professional development resources. Christopher Dor 15 In my time at Touro Law Center Ive been afforded the resources to participate in unique internship and externship opportunities. The mass support from the faculty and administration has been extremely encouraging. The sense of family that Touro Law fosters has significantly added to my overall law school experience. No application fee. We have launched a legal incubator for more than a dozen of our graduates to provide support as they establish small community-based law firms. The Center provides training in various areas of law as well as basic business practice. Members are also engaged in community-based justice initiatives designed to increase access to justice. COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTER OF LONG ISLAND Touro Laws fellowship programs provide stipends for students who share a commitment to public interest law and wish to pursue this worthwhile endeavor throughout the country. Students work accross the United States for one summer with attorneys who are engaged in all types of public interest work including poverty law civil rights law or childrens rights. Students also work in public service with federal state and local government agencies. PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FELLOWSHIPS FINANCIALAIDSCHOLARSHIPS Touro Law Center offers many scholarships awards and fellowships to both incoming and current students. Our Financial Aid Program recognizes and rewards exceptional academic achievement and potential with more than 80 of entering students receiving scholarship awards. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. We administer both institutional merit- and need-based financial aid and federal aid through Federal Work Study and Federal Direct Loan programs. Financial aid opportunities for incoming students include Full-tuition Deans Fellowships Merit Scholarships up to 90 of tuition Veterans Yellow Ribbon Matching Program Suffolk County Police Department Law Enforcement Appreciation Scholarship The New York City Mayors Graduate Scholarship Program Student loan programs to help cover educational and living expenses Current students receive Financial Aid through scholarships as well as fellowships and other awards. These include Commuter Scholarships 25 AnnualEndowed Scholarships Public Interest Law Fellowship opportunities Federal Work Study opportunities Student loan programs to help cover educational and living expenses CONTACTS RESOURCES VISIT US. SEEING IS BELIEVING. SUCCESS IS IN OUR DNA Touro Law Center 225 Eastview DriveRoom 301 Central Islip NY 11722 Phone 631-761-7010 Fax 631-761-7019 Email admissionstourolaw.edu Its easy to visit Touro Law Center. With its central Long Island location and close proximity to New York City were easily accessible either by car by air or the Long Island Rail Road. Plan a visit and tour our beautiful state-of-the- art facilities that are next door to Federal and State courthouses. Check out our impressive law library classrooms and collaborative open spaces and learn abouttheareasaffordableconvenienthousingoptions. Meet some of our students who will be happy to make the case for choosing Touro Law. To schedule your visit please contact the Office of Admissions at 631-761-7010 or email admissionstourolaw.edu. Touro Law recruits around the country throughout the year. Please visit our website to locate a recruiting venue near you. Learn more at www.tourolaw.edu 631.761.7010 Our graduates rise to the top of their profession. Visit our website to find out more about Touro Law our students and our successful alumni. 225 Eastview Drive Central Islip NY 11722 www.tourolaw.edu