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UCF, Touro Law Announce Accelerated Law Program

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By Patti Desrochers (Touros) and Karen Guin (UCF)

UCF and Touro Law Center are pleased to announce the creation of a three-plus-three accelerated law program.

The program will provide qualified UCF students with an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Legal Studies from UCF and a Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) from Touro Law Center in six rather than seven years.

Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system of nonprofit institutions of higher and professional education based in Central Islip, N.Y.

"We are thrilled to launch this program, which has many benefits for students," said Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin, who recently visited UCF to formalize the agreement. "In addition to providing committed and qualified students with the benefit of earning both degrees in six years, these students also will enjoy the prestige of being part of the program and save a year's worth of tuition and time."

The three-plus-three program, once formally approved by the university, will be available to students entering UCF in the fall of 2014. Admission to the program will be determined by personnel at both UCF and Touro Law. Participants in the program will complete the first three years of study at UCF and the fourth year in residence at Touro Law Center as part of the first year of law school.

"This is an exciting opportunity for UCF and Touro Law. Many of our undergraduate students want to pursue a law degree. This gives them an opportunity to earn their degree from UCF in a concentrated three years and then enter a great New York law school to continue their legal education and training," said Michael Frumkin, dean of UCF's College of Health and Public Affairs.

"I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship," added James Beckman, chair of UCF's Department of Legal Studies.

Students interested in the program should contact the UCF admissions office at 407-823-3000 or

Photo caption: Attending the signing of the UCF-Touro 3+3 program agreement were (left to right) Touro Law Alumnus Bruce K. Gould ('84), Touro Law Assistant Dean for Admissions George Justice, Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin, UCF COHPA Dean Michael Frumkin and UCF Legal Studies Chair James Beckman. (Photo by Abi Bell)


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