Touro Law Launches Journal of Experiential Learning

February 5, 2015

Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the launch of a new academic journal, The Journal of Experiential Learning. The online journal can be found at

“Experiential learning is critical to legal education today and this Journal is poised to become the foremost resource nationally,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. “The Journal has an outstanding editorial review panel and advisory board of prominent legal scholars and excellent teachers throughout the country setting a high standard for quality articles.”  Salkin continued, “Long before the popular buzz words of “practice ready” and “experiential education” were in vogue, Touro Law Center’s faculty had committed to cutting edge curricular reforms designed to produce lawyers with enhanced practical skills. Therefore, the opportunity to create, support and launch this Journal was a natural extension of what we believe.”  

The Journal of Experiential Learning’s Editorial Advisory Board and Editorial Review Panel represent a cross-section of educators including representatives of The Carnegie Institute’s Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers and the Alliance for Experiential Learning. They are law school deans and faculty from across the nation who share a commitment to improving the nature and quality of education we offer our law school students, in an environment that is making it more and more difficult for students to pay for law school, for law schools to pay for the education they want to offer their students, and for entry level attorneys to obtain employment.

“We have had an overwhelming response to the creation of this journal from across the country,” said Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Myra Berman, who also serves as the coordinating editor. “I believe there is a real need for an academic journal examining all aspects of experiential learning and am so glad to be part of the development of the Journal of Experiential Learning.”
The first issue, focused generally on experiential learning in legal education. The second issue will focus on Incubators and Residence Programs. Essays and articles for the second issue are due by March 15, 2015. For additional information, please contact Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Myra Berman at


Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law school 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 650 and an alumni base of more than 6,000, 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.

Touro Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. 

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:

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

Request Information

Fill out my online form.