Touro Law Welcomes Sara Berman as Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence and Bar Success

September 9, 2021

Touro Law Center Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to welcome Sara J. Berman to the Law Center as Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence and Bar Success Programs.

“We are looking forward to having Sara join us as both a faculty member and the Assistant Dean,” stated Dean Langan. “She is a known authority on bar success and academic programs and has dedicated her career to legal education and the success of law students. We are anxious to collaborate with her for the benefit of all of our students.”

Sara Berman will direct and manage Touro Law’s Academic Excellence Program, serving students from 1L through licensure. She will design and implement programs for academic success in law school and the bar exam and teach bar readiness programs as well as other courses during her tenure. Professor Berman will also focus on creating and directing a Center for Professional Formation and Licensure at the law school. Berman stated, “I look forward to joining Touro’s diverse and supportive community, working collaboratively with students and faculty to enhance academic excellence and promote bar success.” 

Most recently, 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. 


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 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

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 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For more information, visit
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