Touro Law to Offer First-Ever U.S. Summer Abroad Law Program in Vietnam

January 6, 2011

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center is pleased to announce a new summer abroad law program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, beginning in the summer of 2011. Touro Law will be the first and only United States law school to sponsor a summer abroad law program in Vietnam.

The program offers four courses to students: Asian Legal Traditions, International Criminal Law, Law and Literature, and International Business Transactions. Courses will be taught in the morning, leaving afternoons free for students to study and explore Vietnam. Optional excursions and tours will be made available to students as well.

The Vietnam program in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, will be held from Tuesday, May 24, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011. It is divided into two sessions, the first beginning on May 24, and ending on Wednesday, June 8, and the second beginning on Monday, June 13, and ending on Saturday, June 25. Students may attend one or both sessions, earning up to six credits toward the J.D. degree. During the break between sessions there is an option tour to Cambodia. The program is open to any law student in good academic standing at his or her law school who has completed the first year of full-time or part-time study. Admission is also open to attorneys on a space-available basis to audit classes or for continuing legal education credit.

For more information about this or other summer abroad programs in Croatia, Germany, India and Israel offered by Touro Law, please contact Kate Anderson, Coordinator of Summer Programs, at or (631) 761-7055.

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility 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 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, 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 is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 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. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.
For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062
Fax (631) 761-7069

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