Educating Lawyers to Build a Better World
Touro Law provides a rigorous legal education and teaches students to uphold the ideals of the profession of law. While teaching students the law, we emphasize the importance of serving others. This is evident through various programs that provide opportunities for students to make an impact in the lives of the underserved while gaining hands-on learning experiences. Some of these programs include:
The 1L ProBono Project provides a needed community service while exposing students to legal training and skills. Students receiving training in both substantive law and client relationships before working with volunteer attorneys to assit with uncontested divorce clients and clients assigned to single day appearances in Landlord-Tenant court.
Mock Trial Program
We launched a mock trial program at a local high school which introduced their students to the legal system and serves to illustrate the benefits of a legal education. Touro students participating in our Trial Advocacy Program lead this exciting ongoing experience which culminates with a mock trial presided over and judged by a member of the judiciary.
Street Law Program
The Street Law curriculum, taught in local high schools by Touro students teaches the basics of laws that teenagers may face in their daily lives. Students learn about human rights, crime prevention, justice and democracy. This program exposes students to the law and their rights.
Justice For All Program
Touro Law, in partnership with several local legal entities including the Suffolk County Courts, Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, Nassau Suffolk Law Services and the Suffolk County Bar Association, is working on a State initiative called Justice for All.
This project was designed to provide effective legal assistance to those facing challenges involving the essentials of life such as housing, family matters, access to health care, education, immigration and subsistence income. The project is a unique pilot program taking legal assistance to local residents in need, meeting in the community at libraries and social service centers. Students make an impact while studying various legal issues.