FlexTime JDSM 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 JD in four years.
As part of the FlexTime JD program, classes are offered in a hybrid model which requires students to attend classes in person for only 10 Sundays for each the Fall and Spring semesters, plus one additional Sunday for final exams per semester. Students attend fall, spring, and summer for the first three years. Summer sessions will generally be seven weeks of Sunday classes plus one additional date for final exams.
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 JDSM Program.
While it is a unique program, it is also fully integrated into the fabric of the law school. FlexTime students have the opportunity to become involved in every aspect of law school life including clinics, pro bono activities, student organizations, and honor societies including Law Review, Moot Court, and TAPS. FlexTime students are serving as leaders of the law school in various organizations.
Consistent with ABA requirements, Touro Law Center’s goal in admitting candidates to its JD Programs and LLM 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/GRE 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/GRE 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 JDSM 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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FlexTime JD 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.
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