Sara J. Berman
Assistant Dean of Academic Excellence & Bar Success and Professor of Law

Sara J. Berman


B.A., 1986, UC Santa Barbara
J.D., 1989, UCLA School of Law 

Sara Berman directs and manages Touro Law’s Academic Excellence and Bar Success Program, designing and teaching courses and programs to promote student success from 1L through licensure. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, engaging in scholarship, and service to the Touro and greater legal education communities, Professor Berman is also focused during her tenure at the law school on creating and directing a Center for Professional Formation and Licensure.

Prior to joining Touro Law, Professor Berman served as the Director of Programs for Academic Success at the nonprofit AccessLex Center for Legal Education Excellence where she oversaw research and grants aimed at supporting student success nationwide.  Previously, Professor Berman served on the faculties and in senior administrations at law schools in California and Florida. An early adopter of distance learning, Professor Berman also served on the faculty of the nation’s first fully online law school. Her publications focus on law student success and licensure and self-represented litigants. 

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