The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College

By | March 2, 2019

Law School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions George Justice
Application deadline July 15
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $60
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A

The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College

Admissions & Enrollment (Overall)

Acceptance rate 51.5% – High
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.18
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 52.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 149-153
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.93-3.4
Median undergraduate GPA for full-time program entrants 3.17
Median LSAT score for full-time program entrants 151

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 46.3%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 147-153
Undergraduate GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.88-3.47
Median undergraduate GPA for part-time program entrants 3.19
Median LSAT score for part-time program entrants 149

Law School Academics

Academic Program Details

Academic calendar Semester
Joint degrees offered
J.D./M.P.A.
J.D./M.B.A. (C.W. Post)
J.D./M.S.W.
J.D./M.B.A. (Dowling)
Special programs offered to J.D. students (as provided by the school)
Touro Law students benefit from our location across from the federal and state courthouses and our unique Court Collaboration Program. Upon graduation all students will have practical experience through an extensive array of clinics, externships, and summer fellowships. Touro Law offers five summer study abroad programs, institutes and its award winning Public Advocacy Center.
Programs/courses offered in
appellate advocacy intellectual property law
clinical training international law
dispute resolution tax law
environmental law trial advocacy
health care law

Curricular Offerings (Overall)

Classroom course titles, beyond the first-year curriculum, offered last year 101
Seminars 22
Positions available in seminars 440
Positions available in simulation courses 630
Positions available in faculty-supervised clinical courses 140
Student activities (as provided by the school)
Students play an active role in governing the institution through the Student Bar Association and service on faculty committees. The Law Center has two honor societies: the Touro Law Review and the Moot Court Board as well as an Honors Program. There are more than 40 student organizations. All students are given membership to the local bar and are encouraged to be active on bar committees.

Curricular Offerings (Full-time)

Typical first-year full-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 70
Is there typically a full-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Typical size of first-year “small section” N/A
Positions filled in full-time program seminars 247
Positions filled in full-time program simulation courses 373
Positions filled in faculty-supervised full-time program clinical courses 104
Full-time students involved in field placements 155
Full-time students involved in law journals 36
Full-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 28
Full-time students enrolled in independent study 81

Curricular Offerings (Part-time)

Typical first-year part-time section size taught by full-time faculty (excludes small sections) 59
Is there typically a part-time “small section” of the first-year class taught by full-time faculty (excluding Legal Writing)? No
Positions filled in part-time program seminars 66
Positions filled in part-time program simulation courses 160
Positions filled in faculty-supervised part-time program clinical courses 19
Part-time students involved in field placements 36
Part-time students involved in law journals 11
Part-time students involved in advanced moot court or trial competitions 10
Part-time students enrolled in independent study 13

Faculty Profile (Fall 2011)

Student-faculty ratio 16.5:1 – High
Full- and part-time faculty 71
Full-time minority faculty 5.6%
Part-time minority faculty 14.3%
Total faculty 84
Total faculty (men) 58.3%
Total faculty (women) 41.7%
Total faculty (minorities) 10.7%

Class Size

Law School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Law Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

RNP in Part-time Law

Law Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.6
Assessment score by lawyers/judges (out of 5) 1.9
GPA (25th-75th percentile) 2.91-3.42
Median undergraduate GPA for all program entrants 3.18
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile) 148-153
Median LSAT score for all program entrants 151
Acceptance rate 51.5% – High
Student-faculty ratio 16.5:1 – High
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 73.5% – Low
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 71.1% – Low
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.4%

Law School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total Enrolled 805

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 580

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 225

Attrition Rates for Full- and Part-time Students (2010-2011)

First-year students discontinuing law school 23.8%
Second-year students discontinuing law school 3.5%
Third-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Fourth-year students discontinuing law school N/A
Male students discontinuing law school 11.5%
Female students discontinuing law school 7.0%

Law School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Michele Kaminski
Financial aid phone (631) 761-7020
Financial aid application deadline May 1

Expenses

Tuition and fees
Full-time: $41,890 per year
Part-time: $31,400 per year
Room and board $19,500
Books $1,600
Miscellaneous expenses $3,535
Is the tuition the same for first-, second-, and third-year students? No
Does the university offer housing restricted to law students? No
Does the university offer graduate student housing for which law students are eligible? No
Does the university offer a public-interest scholarship program to current J.D. students? Yes

Grants (Full-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 53.3%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 3.8%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 0.2%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $8,400
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $5,000–$12,700
Full-time students receiving grants 57.2%

Grants (Part-time students)

Students receiving grants of less than one-half tuition 32.4%
Students receiving grants of one-half tuition or more but less than full 2.7%
Students receiving grants of full tuition 1.3%
Students receiving grants of more than full tuition N/A
Median grant amount $6,900
Grant range (25th–75th percentile) $3,500–$9,000
Part-time students receiving grants 36.4%

Indebtedness

Average indebtedness of 2011 graduates who incurred law school debt $132,302
Proportion who borrowed 87.3%
Does the school offer a loan repayment assistance program for 2011 J.D. graduates? Yes

Law School Library

Library Information Resources

Print titles (excluding nonbook titles) 60,773
Microform titles 17,168
Electronic titles 33,996
Other non-book titles 2,092
Total titles 114,029
Volumes (excluding microforms) 209,521
Volume equivalent microforms 247,303
Total volumes and volume equivalents 456,824
Number of volumes in the collection that are stored off site and are systematically retrievable 0
Library’s online catalog or website includes links to electronic titles or databases made available by another campus library or consortia Yes

Library Schedule of Operation

Number of hours per week library is open on a regular schedule 83
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty on a regular schedule 60
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on a regular schedule 24
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on a regular schedule N/A
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on a regular schedule 60
Number of weeks per year library operates on an abbreviated schedule N/A
Number of hours per week library is open on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week professional staff are on duty are on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only full-time support staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours per week only students or other part-time staff are on duty on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of hours of reference service provided per week on an abbreviated schedule 0
Number of weeks per year library operates on expanded schedule 10

Information Technology

Department(s) responsible for the law school information technology operations law school information technology department
Approximate number of full-time-equivalent information technology staff (excluding hourly students and other temporary staff) 5
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in the law library (excluding computer labs) 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in classrooms 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students in computer labs 0
Number of open, wired network connections available to students elsewhere in the law school 0
Does the law school have a wireless network? Yes
Wireless network is available in the law library, in classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, elsewhere in the law school
Does the school require entering students to own a computer? No

Physical Library Facilities

Net square feet of space assigned for library purposes 42,000
Total seats available for library users 476
Details about the library and other facilities (as provided by the school) Touro Law Center is located in a 185,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building, including the 42,000-square-foot Gould Law Library. The building also houses a Public Advocacy Center. The infrastructure is high-tech, supporting wireless access and new technology throughout and includes trial courtroom classrooms, student offices, computer labs, seminar rooms, a clinical wing and auditorium.

Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2010 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 71.1% – Low
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.4%

Class of 2010 Graduates

Total graduates 185
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 73.5%

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown N/A
Graduates whose employment status is known N/A
Graduates known to be employed at graduation N/A
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work N/A
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work N/A

Class of 2010 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.7%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 73.5%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 16.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 5.9%

Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2010)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $53,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $85,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 76%
Median public service starting salary $52,000

Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2010)

Percent employed in academia 2.2%
Percent employed in business and industry 12.5%
Percent employed in government 11.8%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 8.1%
Percent employed in law firms 63.2%
Percent employed in public interest 2.2%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%

Employment Location (Class of 2010)

Graduates employed in-state 90%
Graduates employed out-of-state 9.6%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 7
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 96.3%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.7%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 0.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) N/A
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) N/A
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 0.7%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) N/A
Employment location unknown 0.0%

Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Career services operations Touro Law Career Services Office has seven professionals, one of whom is dedicated to serving alumni. CSO assists with resumes, cover letters and prepares students for interviews with employers. CSO conducts many programs to assist students with employment opportunities. Graduates have lifetime privileges. Touro’s CSO has its own blog: http://tourolawcso.blogspot.com

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 85.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated – percent employed in full-time positions 92.2%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 10.0%
J.D. preferred – percent employed in full-time positions 78.6%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 4.0%
Professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other – percent employed in full-time positions 50.0%