Why Touro Law?
preLaw Magazine recognizes Touro Law for programs and strengths
We are proud of all of our programs, designed to educate and prepare students. Touro Law has been recognized by preLaw Magazine five times throughout the past year for various strengths and programs including top school for criminal law, employment honor roll, most diverse law school, top school for environmental law, and best school for practical training.
Top School for Criminal Law – preLaw Magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group, 5% for a certificate and added value for other offerings.
Touro Law received an A- ranking in the Fall 2019 issue
Employment Honor Roll – preLaw Magazine identified schools that excel at helping students land jobs in both big law and small firms. Small Law numbers were based on the number of graduates minus grads in clerkships and those pursuing further education. They included local percentages for those graduates who took jobs in-state.
Touro Law was ranked among the best Top Small Law listing in the Back to School 2019 Issue.
Most Diverse Law Schools – preLaw’s grades for Most Diverse Law Schools are based on how well each school matches with the U.S. average for each minority population. For students, they look at Asian, black, Hispanic, Caucasian and American Indian populations. For faculty, they compared overall U.S. minority percentage with the percentage of minority faculty.
Touro Law scored a B+ ranking in the Winter 2019 issue.
Top School for Environmental Law – preLaw Magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group, 5% for a certificate.
Touro Law scored an A ranking in the Winter 2019 magazine.
Best Law School for Practical Training – preLaw uses ABA 509 Reports for data to grade schools on practical training. This year, the ABA changed their reporting methods and preLaw changed their evaluation of law schools accordingly. preLaw gave differing weights to the various offerings. The most weight – 38% - is given to the clinical experience because of its effectiveness as a practical-training tool. Externships counted for 24%, while simulations counted for 21%. Both are considered valuable practical-training experiences, but they don’t quite rise to the level of clinical work. For clinics and simulations, prelaw calculated the percentage of seats offered per enrollment. For externships, they looked at the number of filled per enrollment.
Touro Law scored an A ranking in the Spring 2019 issue.