Touro Law Launches January Enrollment Option

October 1, 2015

Touro Law Center is accepting students for a January 2016 start. Just one of a few law schools providing this option, Touro Law offers a jump start for college graduates and working professionals who have taken the LSAT and are prepared for law school before the traditional August start.  This advances Touro Law’s commitment to smaller class cohorts and greater flexibility in scheduling.

According to Dean Patricia Salkin, “Touro Law has always been mindful of the legal education needs and desires of our community.  Whether it has been our non-traditional 2, 4 and 5 year formats, and part-time options during the day or evening, intersession and summer school courses, Touro Law’s commitment to quality accessible legal education has been exceptional.”  Further, Salkin commented, “As one of the first law schools with a faculty director of digital legal education, Touro Law continues to be on the forefront of thoughtful changes in the delivery of legal education both in format and in substance.”   

The new program features small class sizes and individual attention from faculty. Students enrolled in the January start are eligible for the same financial aid and scholarship packages as those who enter in the Fall. Admissions criteria and requirements are identical for both spring and fall entering students. For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (631) 761-7010 or email 


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

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