Overview

Applicants
1,901
Acceptance Rate
41%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.52
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
182

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
157 - 162

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
March 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fee
$65

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
No

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
66

50
Female
21
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Founded in the late nineteenth century, Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law is known for its a commitment to practical learning, skills classes, and clinicals, a goal which is achieved through hands-on courses and makes for “an enjoyable place to study law.” Lots of “capable, intelligent people walking through these halls” pay “very affordable in-state tuition” to get “the biggest bang for your buck in Pennsylvania/New Jersey.” “Given its low cost and its plentiful regional connections, if you intend to practice in the Philadelphia area it's probably the most sensible school to attend,” says a student.
The school understands that law school must go beyond the theoretical, and to that end “helps students find internships for the summers or for the academic year, even giving students a chance to earn academic credit for unpaid internships.” The heavy emphasis on practical experience means that by the time a student is out of law school, they have likely had “two summer internships, a part-time legal job or internship during the school year, and have been exposed to many areas of law in school.” The trial advocacy department is “pretty amazing” and “gives students an opportunity to gain extremely important skills in both civil and criminal litigation that makes us stand out to employers.” The school also has a Federal Judicial Clinical program that places 3L students in a Federal Judge's chambers and allows them to do substantive legal work on real cases.
The professors “are exceptional, both personally and professionally” and “are always willing to accommodate a student's schedule,” which is especially important to students in the evening division. The Career Planning Office “is not the most helpful place, and “most students feel that they get more out of going to certain professors for career advice than they do to career planning.” Luckily, this system works out well. “Numerous professors of mine have offered to help my friends and I find summer jobs and have provided excellent guidance,” says a 2L. Fear not, though: even though students have to compete with other area law schools for summer positions, “the Temple Law alumni network is quite extensive throughout the city.” “Temple has a strong presence in Philadelphia, so if you do well your first year, you should be able to find a great summer job.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
83%
Median Starting Salary
$65,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
92%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
80%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
90

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
District Attorney, Public Defender, national law firms, state and federal judges, non-profit legal organizations.

Graduates Employed by Area

41%
Private Practice

Graduates Employed by Region

79%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
MidWest
1%
South West
1%
Pacific

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$42,988

% Students Receiving Some Aid
76%

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$24,990
Out-Of-State Tuition
$38,680
Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$14,200
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$14,200
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$2,000
Fees
$940

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
688
Parent Institution Enrollement
40,240

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
6
Average Age at Entry
25

% Out-of-State
44%
% International
2%

Demographics

29.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

79% are full time
21% are part time
53% female
47% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The atmosphere at Temple is “extremely congenial,” and the” faculty, administration, the students, and even the security guard at the front door are all immensely friendly, supportive, and community-minded.” Unfortunately, the physical building is “outdated” and “not as comfortable as it could be,” but the library and research facilities are “ample and available” and “the library staff are amazingly knowledgeable.” “What Temple lacks in flash it makes up in grit and determination!”
While most law students do not live on campus, there are specific neighborhoods in which students concentrate. Day students (which make up the vast majority of each class) are “typically in their twenties or thirties,” and there is “definitely a sense of community in the evening students” as well. “Temple Law has a family feel, which helps during the dark days of finals,” says a 3L. “Section bonding” is quite common, and the school has weekly to bi-weekly social events with a few more popular annual events (such as Barristers Ball and Lunar Banquet). There are “tons of social opportunities at Temple because of the myriad clubs,” and these “offer both social bonding and networking, as many attorneys attend these, as well.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Johanne L. Johnston
Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid

Address
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone
800-560-1428

Email
lawadmis@temple.edu