FAQ for Law Degree Programs in New York | Touro Law


Program Facts

Q: Is Touro Law accredited?
A: Yes. The Law Center is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Graduates of ABA-approved law schools are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any jurisdiction in the United States.

Q: What degrees does the Law Center offer?

Q:  What clinical and externship programs are available at Touro Law?
  • Bankruptcy & Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic
  • Small Business and Not-for-Profit Clinic
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Veterans' and Servicemembers' Rights
  • Senior Citizens Law Project
  • Immigration Law Clinic
  • Child Advocacy Clinic 
Touro Law’s Externship Program provides students with the opportunity to work in diverse areas of legal practice, develop essential lawyering skills, gain knowledge about particular fields of law, practice in specialized courts, and learn about how lawyers and law firms, government organizations and the courts operate.
Every Touro Law student is guaranteed an externship experience for academic credit. 
Touro Law students may be placed in different types of settings, usually classified as civil, judicial (federal and state) or criminal (prosecution and defense).  The placements include private law office, the courts, law office of public interest organizations, as well as federal, state and local government employers.  
Q: What areas of law does the Law Center offer?
A: While a Touro Law education prepares students for a career in virtually any field of law, the Law Center's curriculum is particularly rich in the following areas:
Business Law
Criminal Law*
Family Law
Health Law
Elder Law/Aging & Longevity Law*
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Land Use & Sustainable Development Law*
Public Interest Law
Solo & Small Practice Law*

* Academic concentrations. A concentration is designed to offer students advanced training in a specific area of law. Students are not required to designate an area of concentration during their career at Touro Law Center.

Q: What is the Law Center's total enrollment?
A: Approximately 500 JD and 10 LLM students are enrolled.

Q: What is the size of a typical Law Center class?

  • 14-20 for tutorials and seminars
  • 50 for required first-year classes
  • 35 for required and elective upper-level classes.

Q: How diverse is the student body?
A: For the 2018 entering classes, 39% minority and 45% women.

Q: What is Touro Law's LSAT/UGPA profile?
A: For students matriculating in 2018, the 75th percentile LSAT score was 150 and the 25th percentile LSAT score was 146. The 75th percentile undergraduate GPA was 3.26 and the 25th percentile undergraduate GPA was 2.71.

Q: How many applications does Touro Law receive each year?
A: We received over 1,100 J.D. applications for the 2018 entering classes.
Q: How many seats are available in the Fall entering class?
A: For 2019, there will be 120 full-time seats, 60 part-time seats available in the entering classes.
Q: How long does law school take?
A: Attending law school full-time (12-16 credits per semester), most students complete the JD program within 3 years, but may accelerate to 2½ years by attending summer sessions. Part-time students (8-11 credits per semester) usually take 4 years to complete the JD program, but may accelerate to 3½ years by attending summer sessions. Touro Law also offers a 2-year accelerated JD program.  Students in the accelerated program take the bar exam 26 months after the start of classes.
Q: What are the hours for full-time and part-time?
A: Full-time classes are offered anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Part-time evening classes are offered from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Q: Does Touro Law offer summer courses?
A: Yes. Summer sessions are available and open to students who have completed the first-year requirements successfully. Students may take 6 credits in the summer program at the Law Center campus in Central Islip or in New York City.  

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