Happy Holidays from the Office of Student Services

Touro Law Center's Office of Student Services wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season!


Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program 2011

The 2011 Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship Program is co-sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association and the Rochester Black Bar Association.

The candidates will be evaluated based on the following additional criteria:

• Academic achievement
• Work experience
• Involvement in relevant professional and community activities
• Interest in the Rochester community
• Contribution to enhancing diversity through inclusion of and or membership in historically under-represented populations, including minorities, in the legal profession
• Writing skills
• Interview/interpersonal skills

Deadline:  February 12, 2011

Please click here for more information about the clerkship program.  Please click here for the application. 

2010-2011 Ladas Memorial Award

The International Trademark Association announces the 2010-2011 Ladas Memorial Award.  The Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and attorney.

Deadline:  January 17, 2011

Please click on the picture for more information.


Attention All Students: Good Luck on Your Final Exams

The Office of Student Services wishes you all the best on your final exams!


2011 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

The Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability of the American Bar Association is sponsoring the 2011 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest.

For more information, please click on the picture below.

Deadline:  February 18, 2011

University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The University of Connecticut School of Law established a Student Legal Writing Competition to encourage and reward original student writing on legal issues affecting persons struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or substance abuse.

Click on the picture below for more information about the competition and how to enter.

Deadline:  June 1, 2011 by 5 p.m.


The American Society of Legal Writers 2010-2011 Law Review Award Competition

Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers – announces the 2010-2011 Law Review Award Competition.

Each year, Scribes sponsors a competition to recognize an outstanding note or comment written by a law student who is associated with a student-edited law review or journal.

Please see the picture below for information about the 2010-2011 Law Review Award Competition.

Entries are due no later than January 21, 2011.


Attention All Students: Final Exam Instructions


All students must read and review these instructions BEFORE your exams. These instructions, along with the Student Handbook and the Code of Conduct (available at www.tourolaw.edu) govern all exam behavior. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have an emergency during the exam period, contact Student Services (not your professor) before your exam.


1) Get your anonymous exam ID number from the Registrar in Room 305. You must have this for all of your exams, including mid-terms. You are encouraged to pick this up early.

2) Arrive early – all students should arrive early for your exam and computer users should arrive no later than 30 minutes BEFORE your exam start time to prepare. Computer users must download your exam file (blank document) before the day of the exam (when you arrive you will get the password to access the exam). All students get the exam questions in paper format only.

3) Closed/Restricted/Open Book Exams – all exams fall into one of these categories, see below:

a. Closed – you are not allowed any materials during the exam. We will provide exam booklets for hand-writers and scrap paper for all students. If you need extra materials you can get this after the exam begins.

b. Restricted/Open Book – you are allowed some materials, you must bring hard copies of any outlines, notes, etc. that you are allowed. You cannot use your computer to access notes, etc.


1) Electronic devices are not allowed on your person during exams. If you bring a cell phone, or any device with data storage you must turn it completely OFF and bring it to the front of the room when you arrive.

2) When you get to the room ALL MATERIALS, except coats, a purse, and the material specifically designated by the professor for use during the exam, must be brought to the front of the room.

3) Bathroom breaks – Only one student may leave the exam room to use the nearest bathroom for no more than five minutes at a time. If you leave you must bring all of your materials up front, sign out, and sign back in when you return. Communication with anyone while on a bathroom break may be a violation of the Code of Conduct and may be punishable by failure in the course.

4) Dictionary Available - A Standard English dictionary is available at the proctor’s desk. You may consult the dictionary one at a time. No notes may be taken while consulting the dictionary, although students may write down the spelling of a word.


1) Finishing Early - students who finish the exam early must take all of their belongings with them when they leave the exam room and may not return to the exam room for any reason until the exam is over.

2) When time is up - when time is called at the end of the exam all writing and typing must stop instantly. You must turn in ALL materials, including the exam questions, and sign out with the total number of exam booklets used. Students who continue to write or type after time has been called may be subject to disciplinary action based on the Code of Conduct, which may include failure for the course. If you have to write anything in your exam booklets, for example your exam ID number, you may only do so in front of a proctor.

3) Computer users - Computer users should complete the procedural steps necessary to upload their exams within one hour of completing the exam. IT staff is available after every exam. Failure to upload in a timely manner may result in a violation of the Code of Conduct, so check for your confirmation email that you have uploaded your answer.