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                            Touro Law School, Central Islip, New York
                            [By Akbar Ali]
                            Touro Law School, known formally as Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, is a legal education institution based in
                            New York City (Central Islip) and is part of the larger private, coeducational Touro College. Currently undergoing a major $35
                            million revamping, the university is one of the newer American law institutions, having been founded in 1980.




The school offers traditional J.D. (Juris          In accordance with the new setting, the             Tuition for the 2005-2006 school year
Doctor) and LL.M. (Master of Laws) programs        school has also retooled its curriculum,            totaled $26,820 for full-time students and
at both full- and part-time status and with        placing great emphasis on practical learning        was $20,20 for part-time students in both
both day and evening classes. The main             experiences and hands-on legal education.           day and evening classes. Additional costs
undergraduate campus was founded to                The school enthusiastically proclaims,              include school fees ($300), books ($500),
educate students in Jewish heritage and            “Touro Law Center offers students an                and metro area housing running to between
history with an emphasis on Judeo morals           education that truly bridges the gap between        $5,000 and $8,000. A variety of scholarships
and ethics, an important concept echoed in         academic theory and legal practice. Our             and financial aid options are available to all
the prioritizing of ethics at the law school.      new law campus enables students to take             students, with more than half receiving some
                                                   advantage of the synergies resulting from           sort of assistance.
The school specializes in a variety of             combining a legal education with the day-
programs, including Business Law, Criminal         to-day workings of the courts, court-related        The law school is named after Jacob D.
Law, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual          agencies, and legal service providers. Our          Fuchsberg, an influential judge who served
Property Law, International Law, and Public        first-year students participate in the Court        as associate judge on the New York Court
Interest Law. It is fully approved by the          Observation Program in their first semester.”       of Appeals from 975 to 983 and who
American Bar Association and is a member                                                               famously said of the law, “When America
of the Association of American Law Schools.                                                            fought in the streets for its rights, today we
                                                                                                       are waging the fight in the courthouses. We
Previously based out of a former public                                                                are making progress, and it has to be done
school in Huntington, Long Island, the school                                                          through the law.”
reopened its doors in January 2007 to a
revolutionized campus boasting state-of-the-                                                           Notable alumni include New York State
art facilities, including the latest technology,   With these new advantages, Touro has raised         Senator Kenneth LaValle, Nassau County
innovative classroom designs, private study        the bar for applicant admission. For its 2005-      District Attorney Kathleen Price, and
spaces, and more. The school has also              2006 entering class, the 75th percentile LSAT       Marijuana Reform Party candidate Thomas J.
moved to a new location which sits adjacent        score was 53, and the 25th percentile score        Hillgardner.
to both a federal courthouse and a state           was 50. The 75th percentile undergraduate
courthouse. This is a milestone achievement        GPA was 3.40, and the 25th percentile               On The neT
for Touro because it is the first and only         undergraduate GPA was 2.83. The current
law school in the nation to be situated thus       student body totals 750 students and is             Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law
to have a working relationship with two            expected to increase significantly in the near      Center
courthouses.                                       future as the last two years have seen record       www.tourolaw.edu
                                                   sizes for incoming classes.




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