Federal and state law and American Bar Association standards require law schools to provide students and potential applicants with certain information. This page was developed to provide access to this information from one convenient location. Please follow the links below for information on each of the topics listed.
Qualifications for Admission to the Bar (American Bar Association Standard 504)
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Dual Degree Programs
The Law Center offers dual degree programs with LIU Post (J.D./MBA and J.D. /M.P.A (Health Care), and with Stony Brook University (J.D./MSW). Through a cross recognition of credits, students can earn both degrees in less time, and at lower cost, than if each degree had been taken separately. Students must apply separately to Touro Law Center and to the partner institution and be accepted by both. For details of the programs click here.
Law School Accreditation
Touro Law Center is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. The ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar is approved by the U.S. Department of Education as the national agency for the accreditation of law schools.
Further information about the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association may be obtained from Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar:
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You can't vote if you're not registered. To register, contact your State Elections office, see http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local-Government/Cities.shtml. Most states also accept the National Mail Voter Registration Form, http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx, which allows you to register from anywhere in the US. It's important that you register before your state's deadline. Most deadlines are about 25-30 days before the election, but check http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/contact_your_state.aspx to make sure you register in time.
If you are living away from your permanent address, you can vote by absentee ballot (for information on where to get an absentee ballot: http://ezvote.org). Absentee voting allows you to mail your ballot to your local election center by Election Day, this year Tuesday, November 4.
If you do not vote by absentee ballot, you must vote at your polling place on Election Day. Be sure you know ahead of time where it is and voting hours. Polling place locations can change, so check with your local election office, see http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Local-Government/Cities.shtml , or use the League of Women Voters online search tool, http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address?dest=voting-dossier#.UFm-5XEsmWQ to find out where and when to vote.