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Touro Law Center Named One of the 10 Most Innovative Law Schools by the National Jurist and preLaw Magazines
Central Islip, N.Y., February 4, 2009- The National Jurist and preLaw magazines have named Touro Law Center as one of the 10 most innovative law schools in the United States. The story is featured in the Winter 2009 edition of preLaw and the January 2009 edition of the National Jurist.
Touro Law Center was chosen as part of this list for its innovative Court Observation Program, as well as the William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center.
The Court Observation Program offers students the opportunity to experience the workings of the judicial system from the early days of their legal education by visiting the nearby state and federal courthouses. Touro Law students take advantage of a legal education that incorporates the day-to-day workings of the courts, court-related agencies and legal service providers. This pioneering program has greatly enhanced the curriculum and enthusiasm for the legal system in students.
The William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center – the first of its kind in the nation – provides rent-free, furnished offices in a wing of the Law Center to 16 local non-profit legal advocacy agencies. These agencies provide Touro Law students with the opportunity to work with them, giving students hands-on legal training while developing an understanding of the problems facing the local community.
“It is quite an honor to be chosen as one of the most innovative law schools in the country,” said Dean Lawrence Raful. “At Touro, we work hard to ensure our students are receiving the best possible legal education and that our graduates are proud of their law school.”
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has a new 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law campus adjacent to and working with a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro’s new campus provides a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of nearly 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs as well as graduate law programs.