Touro Law Associate Dean Rodger Citron and South China Normal University Dean Zhang Yongzhong signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the two schools to jointly pursue scholarly activities.

Touro Signs Agreement with South China Normal University

November 15, 2018

Dean Harry Ballan is pleased to announce that Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South China Normal University (SCNU) for the two schools jointly to pursue scholarly activities. Under the MOU, graduate and undergraduate law students at SCNU students will be able to study at Touro Law and, where appropriate, be awarded an LL.M. graduate law degree. 

“SCNU is an impressive university with excellent students,” Dean Ballan said. “I am delighted that its students will be able to study at Touro Law and take courses with our students. The MOU will promote cooperation between our two schools, enriching both, and will give students a greater understanding of the relationship between the United States and China and the role of international law in that relationship.”  

SCNU Dean Zhang Yongzhong said, “Touro Law Center is excellent at teaching its students the law. We look forward to collaborating with Touro Law on student exchange programs, conferences, and other academic projects.”  Touro Law hosted Dr. Jin Zheng, an SCNU law professor, during the 2015-16 academic year.  

Associate Dean Rodger Citron traveled to Guangzhou in October to sign the MOU with SCNU. As part of SCNU’s “American Week,” Dean Citron gave a lecture on “Developments in American Legal Education” to undergraduate and graduate law students. 

“SCNU was a gracious host,” Dean Citron said. “I look forward to working with its students and faculty in the future.”       

South China Normal University is a comprehensive university in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, in the People’s Republic of China. SCNU is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.  

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law 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 experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates, including a new online LL.M. in Aging & Longevity Law. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

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 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:

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