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FlexTime J.D.
SM
Program

This unique program is designed to accommodate the schedules of students who might typically enter a part-time law program, but need even more flexibility for work or family obligations. The program provides this increased flexibility through uniquely tailored combinations of online and in-person instructional components. The program will provide students with maximum flexibility while maintaining a rigorous course of study that will prepare them for the realities of law practice, and will do so using the latest in evidence-based teaching and learning tools. FlexTime students will be able to complete the requirements for their J.D. in just under four years, allowing successful members of the inaugural fall 2018 class to sit for the July 2022 bar exam.

During the first two years of the program, students attend for 3 semesters – fall, spring and summer – completing 24 credits per year, or 48 credits in 24 months. The remaining 40 credits are completed during the third and fourth years and do not require any on-campus summer attendance. Fifteen credits will consist entirely of online electives, including all credits earned during the third and final summer of the program. Generally, the program requires on-campus classes every other Sunday during the first two years. Subsequently, FlexTime students will be able to take many courses entirely online, thus reducing the number of on-campus classes and providing even greater flexibility.

All content, both in person and online, is delivered in a manner that matches the standards for Touro’s full-time day program. In fact, the extended in-person sessions and online delivery platform provide numerous teaching and learning opportunities unique to the FlexTime J.D.

Admissions Criteria

Consistent with ABA requirements, Touro Law Center’s goal in admitting candidates to its J.D. Programs and LL.M. Programs is the likelihood of success in the program to which the person is being admitted. The selection process is holistic and not mechanical.
 
• LSAT score
• Undergraduate GPA
• College major and course selection
• Trend of undergraduate grades
• Writing ability (as demonstrated by the quality of the Personal Statement and LSAT Writing Sample/s)
• Personal qualities of integrity, resilience and commitment to public service
• Successful graduate study, where applicable
• Professional experience and achievement after college, where applicable
• Letters of recommendation from persons with direct knowledge of the individual’s intellectual ability, natural aptitude, and strength of character
 
In addition to the above criteria, applicants for the FlexTime Program must show strong academic credentials and demonstrate an ability as a self starter. Only applicants who earn their Bachelor’s degree prior to the start date may apply for admission to the FlexTime Program.
 
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Financial Aid

FlexTime J.D. students will be eligible for all financial aid and merit scholarships available to students in the traditional program. Based upon the strong academic credentials and qualifications of students admitted to this program, Touro Law intends to make available substantial scholarship funding.

Curriculum

Key: Required (R) / Strongly Recommended Elective (SR) / Multi-Track Electives (MTE) / Open Electives (E)

Fall 1 (9 Credits)

 
Contracts I (R) 3 credits
Torts I (R) 2 credits
Understanding the Common Law - A Toolkit for Law Students (SR) 1 credit
Legal Process I (R) 3 credits
 

Spring 1 (9 Credits)

Contracts II (R) 3 credits
Torts II (R) 3 credits
Legal Process II (R) 3 credits
 

Summer 1 (6 Credits)

Civil Dispute Resolution & Procedure (R) 4 credits
Civil Litigation Practice Lab (SR)
*Simulations tied to substance of doctrinal course) 
2 credits
 

Fall 2 (9 Credits)

Property I (R) 3 credits
Criminal Law (R) 3 credits
Negotiation (SR) 3 credits
 

Spring 2 (9 Credits)

Property II (R) 2 credits
Constitutional Law I (R) 2 credits
Professional Responsibility (R) 2 credits
Elective (may be online) (E) 3 credits
 

Summer 2 (6 Credits)

Evidence (R) 4 credits
EITHER Trial Practice (MTE) 2 credits
OR Commercial Drafting Lab (MTE) 2 credits
 

Fall 3 (9 Credits)

Business Organizations I (R) 3 credits
Constitutional Law II (R) 3 credits
Elective (may be online) (E) 3 credits
 

Spring 3 (9 Credits)

EITHER Business Organizations II (MTE) 3 credits
OR Criminal Procedure (MTE) 3 credits
Trust & Estates (R) 3 credits
Elective (may be online) (E) 3 credits
 

Summer 3 (up to 6 Credits)

Secured Transactions (may be online) (SR) 3 credits
Elective (may be online) (E) 3 credits
 

Fall 4 (up to 9 Credits)

Clinic (R) 5 credits
ALA I (R) 2 credits
Seminar (advanced writing) (R) 2 credits
 

Spring 4 (up to 9 Credits)

ALA II (R) 2 credits
ALS (R) 3 credits
ALS Practicum (R) 1 credit
Elective (may be online) (E) 3 credits