Q: Is Touro Law accredited?
A: Yes. The Law Center is fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Graduates of ABA-approved law schools are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any jurisdiction in the United States.
Q: What clinical and externship programs are available at Touro Law?
Civil Rights Litigation
Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
Not-For-Profit Corporation Law
Advanced Criminal Prosecution
Business and Technology Law
United States Attorney
Q: In what areas of law does the Law Center specialize?
A: While a Touro Law education prepares students for a career in virtually any field of law, the Law Center's curriculum is particularly rich in the following areas:
Intellectual Property Law
Public Interest Law
Students are not required to designate an area of specialization during their career at Touro Law Center.
Q: What is the Law Center's total enrollment?
A: Approximately 750 J.D. and 20 LL.M. students are enrolled.
Q: What is the size of a typical Law Center class?
- 16-24 for tutorials and seminars
- 70 for required first-year classes
- 60 for required and elective upper-level classes.
Q: What is the Law Center's student-to-faculty ratio?
A: For 2012-2013, it is 16:1.
Q: How diverse is the student body?
A: For 2012-2013, 37% minority and 47% women.
Q: What is Touro Law's LSAT/UGPA profile?
A: For full-time students matriculating in the Fall of 2012, the 75th percentile LSAT score was 151 the 25th percentile LSAT score was 146. The 75th percentile undergraduate GPA was 3.37; the 25th percentile undergraduate GPA was 2.88.
Q: How many applications does Touro Law receive each year?
A: We received close to 1,400 J.D. applications for the Fall 2012 entering class.
Q: How many seats are available in the Fall entering class?
A: For Fall 2013, there will be 190 full-time seats, 60 part-time evening seats, and 10 part-time day seats available in the entering class.
Q: How long does law school take?
A: Attending law school full-time (12-16 credits per semester), most students complete the J.D. program within 3 years, but may accelerate to 2½ years by attending summer sessions. Part-time students (8-11 credits per semester) usually take 4 years to complete the J.D. program, but may accelerate to 3½ years by attending summer sessions. Touro Law also offers a 5-year part-time evening program.
Q: What are the hours for full-time and part-time?
A: Full-time classes are offered anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Part-time evening classes are offered from 6:30 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Q: Does Touro Law offer summer courses?
A: Yes. Summer sessions are available and open to students who have completed the first-year requirements successfully. Students may take 6 credits in the summer program at the Law Center
campus or up to 8 credits abroad in Israel
, or Germany