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The Registrar’s Office houses academic records, official student files and is a valuable resource for students. From processing transcripts and letter requests to the certification of loan deferments, Veteran’s benefits, bar loan applications, bar exam eligibility and Character & Fitness documentation, our well-trained staff provides a myriad of student services.

We also take great pleasure in the conferring of degrees to students who have worked so diligently during their tenure at the Law Center, determining academic awards and honors and participating in the planning of the annual Commencement Exercises.

To link to current Student Handbook information, click on the topic below. If you have questions, contact us.

Touro Law Center 

225 Eastview Drive/Room 305
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone: 631.761.7040
Fax: 631.761.7049


Hours of Operation
Monday & Thursday          9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.*
Tuesday & Wednesday      9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday                              10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

* Please call to confirm evening office hours. Late office hours may change due to vacation schedules, illness, etc.

Paula Kutch, Registrar
Carolina Armas, Assistant Registrar
Melanie Waddell, Assistant to Registrar and Office of Student Services

Requirements for Graduation

  • Juris Doctor
    See section 2.2 of the Student Handbook
  • Requirement Curriculum
    See section 2.3 of the Student Handbook
  • Residency Requirements
    See section 2.2.2 of the Student Handbook
  • Accelerated Graduation
    See section 2.2.3 of the Student Handbook
  • Master of Laws-Foreign Law Graduates
  • Grades are final as submitted, except for computational and recording errors. Any change of grade submitted by a faculty member due to a computational or recording error must be approved by the Dean. Grades are not subject to review or appeal. Each student will be provided with a reasonable opportunity to review with the instructor the student's examination or written assignment. When a grade is to be changed, because of a computational or recording error, the grade change request must be submitted by the faculty member by the last day of class of the full semester (i.e. fall or spring) following the semester in which the grade was earned. No grades will be changed, even for computational or recording errors, after that time.
  • Pass/NoCredit 
    See section 2.7.5 of the Student Handbook
  • Grade Curve
    See section 2.7.4 of the Student Handbook
  • Class Ranking
    See section 2.7.10 of the Student Handbook
  • Attendance
    See section 2.1.2 of the Student Handbook
  • Academic Standards
    See section 2.8 of the Student Handbook
  • Registration
    See section 3.1 of the Student Handbook
  • Upper-Level Opportunities
    See section 2.4 of the Student Handbook
  • Drop/Add
    See section 3.5 of the Student Handbook
  • Auditing Courses
    See section 3.9 of the Student Handbook
  • Division Transfer
    See section 2.11.4 of the Student Handbook
  • Summer Semester Eligibility/Credit Hours
    See section 2.5 of the Student Handbook
  • Course Planning Guide
  • Course Descriptions
  • Schedule of Classes/Registration Packet
  • Closed/Cancelled Course List
  • Leave of Absence
    See section 2.11.2 of the Student Handbook
  • Visiting Student Status at Another School
    See section 2.11.3 of the Student Handbook
  • Withdrawal from the Law Center
    See section 2.11.1 of the Student Handbook
  • Transfer Students
    See section 2.12 of the Student Handbook
  • Awards & Honors
    See section 2.13 of the Student Handbook
  • Privacy of Student Records
    See section 3.12 of the Student Handbook
  • Graduation Information Packet
  • Bar Exam Information

    New York State Bar Exam
    The New York State Bar Examination is given each year in February and July. The requirements for taking the New York State Bar examination and for admission to the New York State Bar are available in the Registrar's Office or from the New York State Board of Law Examiners.

    The Registrar's Office certifies students' eligibility to sit for the exam based on satisfactory completion of degree requirements. Applications for the New York State Bar Examination may be completed online at the New York State Board of Law Examiners. Contact the Registrar's Office if you need assistance in completing the application. Please pay close attention to filing deadlines.

    Other States
    Each jurisdiction has its own requirements for admission to its bar. Some, for example, require that persons intending to practice law in those states register with a designated state office or official prior to commencing the study of law. Students are encouraged to inquire of the appropriate officials as to applicable requirements. The Registrar's Office also has available the names and addresses of officials responsible for bar examinations and admissions in other jurisdictions.

    Other Requirements
    Most states require examinees to achieve a minimum score on the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) in addition to a passing score on the state Bar Examination in order to be considered for admission to the Bar.

    Important Notice for LL.M.-FLG (Master of Laws in U.S. Legal Studies) Students:
    The N.Y.S. Board of Law Examiners requires applicants seeking to sit for the bar exam under section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals, based on the study of law in a foreign country, to submit official transcripts of their foreign law study along with the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Credentials form.

    Student enrolled in the LL.M.-FLG degree program are urged to complete this process soon after enrollment to avoid any delay in the approval of an application to sit for a N.Y.S. bar examination.