Academic Development Program

Welcome to Touro Law Center’s Academic Development Program. Our Program is committed to seeing you succeed – not only in your studies at the Law Center, but on the bar exam and in your legal career. It recognizes that the law school experience is different from all other types of educational experiences and so its goal is to assist you in developing the specific skills required for mastery of legal analysis and writing.

After first-year students have gone through Orientation, our program begins in the first semester, where you will learn the fundamentals of time management, case reading, and case briefing – all skills essential for law school success. We also conduct a series of workshops to help you develop your note-taking, outlining, and exam-taking skills.

In addition to group workshops, individual skills development and legal writing assistance is available to you throughout your years at Touro. One-on-one sessions with academic support professionals provide individualized assessment, plus help with study approaches, essay writing, and training in legal reasoning and writing.

We encourage you to participate in all that Touro has to offer. We are available to meet with you to discuss your academic performance and to develop a study program that addresses your individualized needs.

We look forward to working with you.

Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Director of Academic Development

Carina Fung
Assistant Director of Academic Development