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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

The purpose of the Clinical Program is both to teach skills required for effective advocacy and to develop a methodology for the practice of law. Our goals are thus more ambitious than teaching students how to perform lawyering tasks. The cases are a teaching tool and not an end in themselves. Students should always be thinking in terms of these educational goals. The fact that this educational experience is pursued through the representation of actual clients places participating students within the ethical constraints applicable to all attorneys. While the educational needs of students are paramount when designing the program and deciding which cases to accept, the needs of the client become primary once a case is accepted. For most students, participation in the clinical program is the first opportunity to practice law. The habits of a lifetime will begin here. It is therefore important that our standards be the highest. Every case, no matter how small the issue or amount in controversy will be handled in the most professional manner.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 741
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 146 - 150
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.87 - 3.35
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 81.97%
Tuition $42,930

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Overview

About Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

The purpose of the Clinical Program is both to teach skills required for effective advocacy and to develop a methodology for the practice of law. Our goals are thus more ambitious than teaching students how to perform lawyering tasks. The cases are a teaching tool and not an end in themselves. Students should always be thinking in terms of these educational goals. The fact that this educational experience is pursued through the representation of actual clients places participating students within the ethical constraints applicable to all attorneys. While the educational needs of students are paramount when designing the program and deciding which cases to accept, the needs of the client become primary once a case is accepted. For most students, participation in the clinical program is the first opportunity to practice law. The habits of a lifetime will begin here. It is therefore important that our standards be the highest. Every case, no matter how small the issue or amount in controversy will be handled in the most professional manner.

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At a GlanceTouro Law Center is committed to providing the best in legal education. Touro Law students are encouraged to examine the moral goals of the law while promoting social justice and community service. Touro Law, accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), offers students full-time and part-time J.D. programs as well as dual degree and LL.M. programs.

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 0

Description: A program that prepares lawyers educated outside the United States to understand U. S. or Canadian law and jurisprudence.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Graduates Last Year: 231

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Graduates Last Year: 2

Description: An advanced, professional program of the U.S. legal system, Constitution law, and jurisprudence. Includes instruction in legal history, legal sociology, philosophy of law, Constitutional law, legal procedure, and related topics.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

Dual Degree Programs: JD/MBA; JD/MPA; JD/MSW

Specialty Law Programs

  • Commercial
  • Criminal
  • Human Rights
  • International
  • Intellectual Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 67
Full-Time Faculty 37
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 6
Part-Time Faculty 24
Faculty Gender 58% Male
41% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 52% Male
48% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 64%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Ethnicity Unknown 5%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $42,930 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $42,930 $42,930

Financial Aid

51% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$40,500 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision:

Average Age Admitted: 26

Application Fee: $60

Incoming Class

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 146 - 151
LSAT Part-Time 145 - 150
LSAT Total 146 - 150

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.88 - 3.37
Part-Time 2.86 - 3.25
Total 2.87 - 3.35

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay

Important: Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Optional: Recommendations, State Residency, Interview, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Rankings

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#7 Most Chosen By Older Students

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 82%
First Time Pass Rate 82%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 85%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 16
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Average Starting Salary $66,742
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 72 42%
Firm Sized 11-25 15 9%
Firm Sized 26-50 3 9%
Firm Sized 51-100 1 1%
Firm Sized 101-250 1 1%
Firm Sized 501+ 3 2%
Business Industry 32 18%
Government 23 13%
Public Interest 12 7%
State Clerkship 6 3%
Academia 2 1%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 4 2%
Unemployed, Seeking 52 21%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 5 2%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
MD 1%
NJ 6%
NY 89%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center include:

  • Jo Christine Reed Miles - Partner, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
  • Jothy Narendran - Partner, Certilman, Balin, Adler & Hyman
  • Seymour Liebman - Corporate Counsel, Canon USA
  • Kathleen Rice - Nassau County District Attorney
  • Lewis Lubell - Justice, NYS Supreme Court

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