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Institutes and Centers
Institutes and Centers
- Aging and Longevity Law Institute
The Aging and Longevity Law Institute (ALLI) is designed to provide members of the bench and bar, law students, professionals from other disciplines and members of the community with the information, tools and resources required to address the legal needs of the approximately 100 million Americans that are 50 years of age and older.
- The Center for Innovation in Business, Law & Technology
Focuses on issues related to new and emerging technologies
- The Institute for Land Use and Sustainable Development Law
The Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Institute is dedicated to the research, education, and training in land use and sustainable development law. Land use and sustainability law literally shapes where we work and live – by providing a key means for addressing some of Long Island’s most pressing social concerns, including climate change and natural disaster resiliency; the creation of thriving urban centers and mainstreets; affordable housing; and the management of water resources, including storm water, waste water, and drinking water.
- The Jewish Law Institute
The Jewish Law Institute at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center offers a scholarly and intellectual framework for the academic study of the Jewish legal experience. Under the direction of Professor Samuel J. Levine, the Institute acts as a center for the study and teaching of Jewish law throughout the United States, bringing together leading scholars, teachers, and lawyers, and serving as a clearinghouse for new ideas and independent research.The primary goal of the Jewish Law Institute is to explore the relevance of the Jewish legal tradition to American legal scholarship and legal education. Toward that goal, the Institute offers courses in Jewish law and conducts special programs of research, publications, and lectures.Reaching out to the broader community, the Jewish Law Institute assists other universities and law schools by advising professors who wish to teach courses in Jewish Law, and providing sample syllabi. The Institute is also closely involved in developing and expanding Touro Law Center’s permanent Judaica Collection, which serves as a vital resource for Rabbis, scholars, and the community at-large, as well as the Law Center’s Mobile Judaica Collection, which is loaned to law schools across the country that wish to offer courses in Jewish law.
Clinics are an integral part of the educational process at Touro Law. Available to full-time students in their second year and part-time students in their third year, and required as a condition of graduation, clinics provide students with an opportunity to represent actual clients with real legal problems and to work with experienced attorney-professors. Under the close supervision of faculty, clinic students advise clients and appear on their behalf in court or at administrative hearings.
In addition to providing valuable first-hand experience, clinics help students hone essential professional skills such as interviewing, drafting legal documents, and investigating and developing evidence.
Beginning with the class entering in the Fall of 2014, every Touro Law student is required to complete a clinic during their final year of law school. Currently, 12 clinics are offered: Advanced Bankruptcy Clinic, Bankruptcy Clinic, Criminal Defense Clinic, Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Disaster Relief Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Federal Prosecution Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic, Small Business and Not-for-Profit Law Clinic and the Veterans' and Servicemembers' Right Clinic.
For more information, please visit the links below.
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At Touro Law Center, students are not only encouraged to embrace the study and practice of law – but to excel at it. Those who do have ample opportunity to be recognized and honored for their efforts.