Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Introduction

Touro Law

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Established in 1980, Touro Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). In addition to the regular J.D. program, Touro Law offers two programs specifically for foreign-law graduates – one is a Two-Year J.D. Program, the other is a 27-credit LL.M. program in U.S. Legal Studies.

The Law Center occupies a dynamic 185,000 square foot, state of the art building in Central Islip on the south shore of Long Island. Touro Law is at the center of what is arguably the nation’s first integrated law campus, comprising a United States courthouse and federal building and a New York State court center, with supreme, family, and district courts.

Located about one hour by car or train east of New York City on Long Island, Central Islip boasts a wide variety of affordable housing options. Students may also use the Office of Admissions’ Housing Information Network, which provides current listings of accommodations, as well as information regarding car pools and shared living arrangements. On campus parking is free of charge. The Law Center provides free shuttle service for day and evening classes between the Central Islip train station and the law school. Students can choose to live in Manhattan or Brooklyn and commute to school via the Long Island Railroad.

Touro Law is a leader in bridging the gap between law school and legal practice, and between the classroom and the courtroom. Taking advantage of its unique location as part of a law campus adjacent to and working with both a federal courthouse and a state courthouse, Touro Law offers an innovative Court Immersion Program that enables students to experience the workings of the judicial system from the very first days of their legal education. Touro Law is the only law school in the country where first year students are exposed to true legal practice through simulations in both litigation and nonlitigation settings and through faculty supervised small group visits to courts in session, court related agencies, and court administration. In an effort to facilitate experiential learning, Touro Law invites students not only to observe live proceedings, but also to discuss with the participants (judges, attorneys, and sometimes the parties themselves) their perspectives on law in action.

Touro Law’s curriculum is a cutting edge program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience for all students. The curriculum expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from prelaw through postgraduation.

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Programs

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LLM

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

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

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. [+]

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... [-]

Juris Doctor

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

Campus Full time 2 years August 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 August 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. [+]

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... [-]

Contact

Touro Law School

Address Eastview Drive 225
11722 Central Islip, United States
Website http://www.tourolaw.edu/
Phone +1 631-761-7010