Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Introduction

Diversity at Touro Law

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At Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, we have always appreciated the importance of a diverse law school community and value the perspective that each student, faculty member and administrator brings to the law school. With this commitment, we are one of the most diverse law schools in the country, with approximately 38% our student body being people of color and 55% are women. Our 2016 Fall entering class was comprised of 32% minorities. The law center is dedicated to promoting, creating and maintaining an inclusive environment through various programs, trainings and innovative pipeline initiatives.

Touro Law Center is located adjacent to a federal courthouse and a state courthouse, and we incorporate these courthouses into our curriculum, which not only addresses all aspects of law in today’s changing world, but capitalizes on the proximity of the courthouses. In addition, our new 185,000 square foot building is a state-of-the-art facility with enhanced technology, classrooms, study spaces and more.

Touro Law Center offers students an education that truly bridges the gap between academic theory and legal practice. Our law campus enables students to take advantage of the synergies resulting from combining a legal education with the day-to-day workings of the courts, court-related agencies, and legal service providers.

In addition, Touro Law Center is home to the Public Advocacy Center. This wing of the building houses 14 furnished offices with telephone and internet access to local non-profit agencies free of charge. Touro Law students work with these organizations to satisfy their pro-bono requirements while developing an understanding of the problems facing the local community. The Public Advocacy Center, the only one of its kind in the nation, was included to have an impact on social justice, legal training and the lives of countless individuals in and beyond the local community.

Touro Law Center is at a unique time in its history. We invite you to learn more about us by visitng our website www.tourolaw.edu or email us at admissions@tourolaw.edu.

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LLM

Master of Law (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters January 2017 USA Central Islip + 1 more

This program gives graduates of foreign law schools a significant exposure to U.S. laws and policy. Satisfactory completion of 27 credits is required. Three courses are required, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (3 credits), Legal Methods for Foreign Lawyers (2 credits) and Professional Responsibility 2 credits). Five non-required survey courses designed just for LL.M. students are offered each year. These are condensations of courses that are offered in the first year of the J.D. program. Otherwise, students take courses from the rich J.D. curriculum. Students are also permitted to audit one course per semester. Students who excel in the LL.M. program may be considered for transfer to the J.D. program. Graduates of the program may qualify to take the New York bar examination. [+]

Touro’s LL.M. program for foreign law graduates is the third oldest such program in the New York City metropolitan area, after those of Columbia and New York University. It is a 27-credit program designed to provide grounding in United States jurisprudence, law, and procedure. The program is intended to serve the needs of two distinct groups: foreign-qualified lawyers living in the U.S. who hope to resume here the legal careers they began abroad. attorneys coming from abroad who seek familiarity with U.S. law and legal institutions, so they may use that knowledge in their foreign legal careers. The program, which emphasizes the development of analytical skills, was the first in the country to offer a research and writing course designed exclusively for foreign lawyers as well as a course devoted specifically to the U.S. legal system. Distinctive features of the program include: Optional survey courses on basic U.S. legal subjects: Constitutional Law, Property, Contracts, Civil Procedure and Torts. In these courses, attention is devoted to major cases, but most readings are commentaries on the law. Instead of the traditional J.D. format, in which students read cases and discuss them in class, the survey courses are taught in lecture format. These subjects are tested on the New York bar exam. Survey courses can be valuable for students who want a quick familiarity with a particular area of U.S. law. The opportunity to “audit” one course per semester. Auditing allows a student to attend a course at no cost and to even take the final exam, but the course does not count toward the credits needed for graduation. Auditing one course per semester over three semesters can increase learning opportunities by about 30%, at no additional cost. Students who excel in the LL.M. program may be considered for transfer to the J.D. program. Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis. Program Specifics Two of three required courses, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System (3 credits) and the LL.M. Tutorial (2 credits), are offered on 14 Sundays. Two two-credit survey courses are generally offered on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Each credit is equivalent to one hour of class per week in a 14-week semester. Students are expected to study up to three hours for each hour of class. The minimum number of credits per semester for part-time students is seven. This means that part-time students can begin their studies with the two required courses on Sundays plus one of the survey courses on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. The part-time program may extend through four semesters. Students attending full time can complete the program in as few as two semesters. International students (those on F-1 student visas) are required to take a full-time course load. Students who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens are eligible for Federal loans. Admissions This program is for students who hold a professional law degree from an educational institution outside of the United States. The educational institution must be accredited and the degree must satisfy the academic requirements for entry into the legal profession in the country where the institution is situated. Students admitted to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies for foreign law graduates generally begin law school in the fall semester, after an orientation that starts in early August. Since they are not assigned to specific divisions, students may attend either full-time or part-time and select courses from the day and evening schedules. Tuition is charged by the semester-hour. Students must successfully complete the requirements for and be awarded an LL.M. degree within 24 months of matriculation. 24 out of the 27 credits required for the LL.M. degree must be physically completed at the campus of Touro Law Center in the United States. Requirements for application include: Authenticated law school transcripts All applicants are required to have their law school transcripts evaluated and authenticated by one of the following two services: Law School Admission Council LL.M. Credential Assembly Service 662 Penn St. Box 8511 Newtown, PA 18940-8511 U.S.A. Phone: 215.968.1315 Fax: 215.504.1456 http://lsac.org/llm World Education Services (WES) Postal Address Bowling Green Station PO Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 U.S.A. Courier Address 64 Beaver St, #146 New York, NY 10004 U.S.A. Phone: 212.966.6311 Fax: 212.739.6100 www.wes.org English Proficiency – Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) U.S. law study is language-intensive, requiring mastery of lengthy readings that use legal and lay English in both modern and archaic forms. All applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score approaching 240 (computer-based scale) or 95 (internet-based scale) is desirable. Touro Law’s institution code is 2902. TOEFL Services Educational Testing Service P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 U.S.A. Phone: 609.771.7100 TTY: 609.771.7714 Fax: 610.290.8972 www.toefl.org Qualifications for Admission to the Bar In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. New York State Board of Law Examiners Certification Prior to beginning the program, all applicants interested in sitting for the bar exam are encouraged to obtain certification of their eligibility from the New York State Board of Law Examiners. Completion of an LL.M. program does not guarantee access to the bar exam. Eligibility is governed in part by the nature of prior legal study. For more information, contact: The New York State Board of Law Examiners Corporate Plaza, Building 3 254 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203-5195 U.S.A. Phone: 518.453.5990 Fax: 518.452.5729 www.nybarexam.org [-]

Juris Doctor

2-Year J.D. Program for Foreign-Law Graduates

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 USA Central Islip

This program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree in two years. This program is ideal for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the American Legal principals and who want to have access to the bar exam not just in New York State but in all 50 U.S. States. [+]

This program offers foreign law graduates the opportunity to earn a J.D. degree in two years. This program is ideal for those who desire a comprehensive understanding of the American Legal principals and who want to have access to the bar exam not just in New York State but in all 50 U.S. States. Admission to the Two-Year J.D. Program requires: Successful completion of a degree from an accredited law school in a country other than the United States Submission of a Touro Law Center Application for Admission Completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and subscription through LSAC to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS)* *The LSAT is given each year in February, June, September/October, and December. Students may register for any test date and still be considered for the upcoming class, as long as their applications can be completed in time to be considered for the desired date of law school entry. Qualifications for Admission to the Bar In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. [-]

Juris Doctor

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years January 2017 USA Central Islip + 1 more

Touro Law offers full-time, part-time day, and part-time 4 and 5-year evening programs as well as a two-year accelerated program for students seeking to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which is awarded upon successful completion of 88 credits. Beyond the required coursework, students may create their own unique law school experience, choosing from a curriculum that includes an extensive array of practice-oriented offerings and opportunities for hands-on learning – including clinics, skills courses and externships. [+]

Touro Law offers full-time, part-time day, and part-time 4 and 5-year evening programs as well as a two-year accelerated program for students seeking to earn a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, which is awarded upon successful completion of 88 credits. Beyond the required coursework, students may create their own unique law school experience, choosing from a curriculum that includes an extensive array of practice-oriented offerings and opportunities for hands-on learning – including clinics, skills courses and externships. Touro Law Center’s five-year strategic plan, Portals to Practice, is a cutting-edge program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience for all Touro Law students. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. Admissions The Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree program at the Law Center combines an innovative, enriching curriculum with flexible scheduling to meet the diverse needs of qualified candidates. Full-Time Programs Regular 3-Year J.D. Program – Students in these programs take a course load totaling 12-16 credits per semester and attend classes on weekdays. Most full-time students complete the J.D. program within 3 years, but may accelerate to 2 ½ years by attending summer sessions. Classes begin in spring and fall every year. Two-Year Accelerated J.D. Program – In addition to attending classes during the fall and spring semesters, students in this program will also take classes in the winter and summer sessions. Students selected for this program will complete all requirements for the J.D. degree during a concentrated and rigorous 24-month period. This program will make it possible for graduates to sit for a Bar Examination only 26 months after they begin their law school. In-person interviews may be required. Transfer students and visiting students are admitted for the fall, spring, or summer semester. All candidates may apply to attend on a full-time or part-time basis. For more information on Touro Law Center’s innovative, experiential J.D. program curriculum including our Collaborative Court Program, click here. January Start Option – Touro Law has a January start option available for those students who are applying late in the process and would prefer to start in January rather than wait until August. Touro Law is committed to providing students with flexible options to earn their degree. Part-Time Programs Four-Year Part-Time Day and Four-Year Part-Time Evening – Students in these programs take a course load of 11 credits per semester and attend classes during the day, Monday through Friday, or in the evening, Monday through Thursday (from 6:30 p.m. to around 10:00 p.m.). Five-Year Part-Time Evening program - Students are guaranteed a three evenings/week schedule for the first year (6:30 p.m. to around 10:00 p.m.). Students in part-time programs may also accelerate completion by attending summer sessions. [-]

Contact

Touro Law School

Address Eastview Drive 225
11722 Central Islip, United States
Website http://www.tourolaw.edu/
Phone +1 631-761-7000