Touro College

Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Campus Description

Touro Law Center was established in 1980 as part of Touro College, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution based in New York City. Founded under Jewish auspices by its first President, the late Dr. Bernard Lander, the College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1970. The College derives its name from Isaac Touro and his sons, Judah and Abraham. Judah and Abraham were generous 19th Century philanthropists whose commitment to academic excellence, social justice and community service represent the ideals to which the College is dedicated.  In April 1986, the Law Center was officially named the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in honor of Judge Jacob Fuchsberg, a distinguished litigator who served as an associate justice of the New York State Court of Appeals – the state’s highest court – from 1975 to 1983. Touro Law Center moved to its Central Islip location in 2007, adjacent to and working with a federal courthouse and a state courthouse. It is the first law campus of its kind in the country, and our curriculum not only addresses all aspects of law in today’s changing world, but capitalizes on the proximity of the courthouses. In addition, our 185,000-square-foot building is a state-of-the-art facility with enhanced technology, classrooms, study spaces and morerve the larger American community. Approximately 17,300 students are currently enrolled in the various schools and divisions of Touro.

Offers only Graduate (advanced) degrees

225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722

Phone: 
631.761.7000
Fax: 
631.761.7009

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Degrees Offered

JD, LLM

Clubs and Activities

Touro Law Center's Student Bar Association (SBA) conducts academic and social programs, oversees student organizations, and collaborates with student bar associations at other law schools.  In addition to the SBA, the Law Center has over 35 student organizations that include:  Alternative Dispute Resolution Society; Asian/Pacific American Law Students Association; Black Law Students Association; Criminal Law Society; Fashion Law Society; Federalist Society; International Law Students Association; Jewish Law Students Association; Public Interest Law Organization; Student Disaster Relief Network; and many others.  In addition, Touro Law Upper Division students may be invited to join, or qualify for membership to, a number of honor societies:  Touro Law Review; Touro Moot Court Board; Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity. 

Featured Programs

Touro Law Center offers innovative programs that enhance student learning well beyond the classroom. We offer students academic services through the Academic Support Program, LEAP Program and Writing Center to improve legal writing, sharpen study skills, learn substantive material, develop practice skills, be prepared for the bar exam, and prepare them for their legal careers. <br> Touro Law Center offers the Collaborative Court Program which utilizes the many benefits available to us because of our location, including the relationships we have developed with judges, attorneys, and other court personnel. The Program is a three-year curricular option for Touro Law students, incrementally merging their classroom learning with the practical work of the courts. It begins with observation and culminates with participation, utilizing the integration of theory and practice as its central educational objective.

Enrollment for Fall 2012

Graduate (Matriculated): 741 (Full-time: 531; Part-time: 210)
N/A% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
N/A% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: N/A – N/A
SAT math range: N/A – N/A
ACT range: N/A – N/A
SAT/ACT Special Note: N/A
N/A% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
N/A% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American0%83%
% Asian0%43%
% Hispanic / Latino0%85%
% White, Non-Hispanic0%477%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0%5%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0%2%
% International / Nonresident Alien0%6%
% Two or more races0%40%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity0%40%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Room & Board:
N/A
Room Only:
N/A

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): Rolling Admissions

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
May 31, 2013

Application Requirements

Application (may be made by LSAC Electronic Application or Touro Law Center's paper application form at http://www.tourolaw.edu/pdf/JDApplication.pdf); letters of recommendation (optional, though encouraged)
Average Financial Aid Package:
N/A
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
N/A