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Touro Law Graduate Employment Stats at 10 Year High


June 20, 2017



Touro Law Dean Harry Ballan is pleased to announce that the ABA reported employment statistics for the Class of 2016 have improved significantly over prior graduating classes. The Class of 2016 has experienced the highest employment numbers, including JD-required jobs, in more than a decade.

Dean Ballan stated, “We are encouraged by the dramatic improvements over prior years and by the outlook for the Class of 2017. Preliminary indicators show that 2017 numbers will exceed those for 2016. Many of our graduates have already secured judicial clerkships and full-time employment.”

The report submitted to the ABA shows that 84.2% of the Class of 2016 report being employed 10 months after graduation. This number reflects the highest employment rate for any graduating class in the last decade and an increase of 7 percentage points from the Class of 2015. 69.8% of those graduates are in full-time jobs where admission to the bar is required or a law degree is an advantage. This represents a 9% increase over the class of 2015.

The Office of Career & Professional Development continues to work with students and alumni to ensure they reach their goals in the legal profession. Alumni have unrestricted access to the office throughout their careers and the office posts both entry level and experienced attorney positions regularly.

Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development Jim Montes stated, “We are continuing to make great strides in ensuring that our graduates fulfill their dreams and begin their legal careers while making a difference in the lives of others.”

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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 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3, 4 or 5 years and provides four areas of concentration. 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: http://www.touro.edu/news/.


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