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Touro to Offer Required Legal Exams for Sabbath Observers

New York—Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush (LAS) will offer the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) on weekdays to accommodate Sabbath-observing Jews, beginning in August. This is a test of legal ethics and professional responsibility standards that aspiring lawyers must pass to be eligible for the bar in 48 states.

The MPRE is a standardized test created by the National Council of Bar Examiners and administered by the Law School Admissions Council. It is offered three times a year, usually in March, August and November. Touro Law Center also offers the MPRE in Central Islip.

Touro’s LAS will continue to offer the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to Sabbath observers, as it has since June 2011. The fall dates for the LSAT are Wednesday, October 7, and Tuesday, December 8.

The MPRE test is one of two new services that Touro is offering to aid students on the path to becoming lawyers. Professor Tom Rozinski, Touro’s principal prelaw advisor, has also created a Facebook page to assist students in learning about law school and in applying for admission.

Touro’s Prelaw Advising program has had significant success in placing its students in highly ranked law schools. Four Touro graduates are currently attending Harvard Law School, and this fall three will enroll at Columbia Law School. An average of 20 Touro College graduates have begun law school studies between 2010 and 2014.

Students interested in law school and the admissions process can view more information at www.touro.edu/departments/prelaw, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/touroprelaw.

Touro’s Lander College in Flatbush, with separate schools for men and women, enrolls 2,500 students annually in fall, spring and summer semesters. It offers a choice of 25 majors and pre-professional programs in disciplines including accounting (CPA program), finance, management, computer science and multimedia web design, pre-medicine/pre-dentistry/pre-pharmacy, the allied health sciences (occupational and physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing), education, psychology, biology, political science/prelaw, mathematics/actuarial studies and speech-language pathology.

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