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Temple University (Beasley School of Law)




At Temple, we believe that some things just have to be learned by doing. You can't learn to ride a bicycle by reading a manual, you can't learn how to be a lawyer by watching even the best of lawyers, and you can't improve if mistakes are only imagined. At Temple, students don't just read, watch, or imagine. They do that and more-they do the work of attorneys. It sounds simple but it works.

Temple University's Beasley School of Law offers a different kind of law school experience: a Real World, Real Law experience that incorporates academic and practical applications of legal study into rigorous classroom experiences.

Temple's faculty is comprised of a distinguished group of experienced attorneys who are continually recognized throughout the world as legal experts. Their advice and commentary is sought on issues ranging from organized crime to the stock market to e-commerce. Temple's faculty continually develops new and creative methods of instruction and brings the real world to the classroom. While their accomplishments are many, it is their commitment to teaching that most students note as their greatest achievement.

Temple students are given numerous opportunities to apply their textbook knowledge in practical settings at law firms, in courtrooms, for community and civic organizations, and in business and financial institutions in the City of Philadelphia and beyond. As students, they are poised and ready to succeed in every sector of the legal job market, having acquired a unique combination of practical training and job skills that other schools don't offer. As graduates, they carry a strong reputation for being able to hit the ground running, confident and prepared to practice law in the field of their choice.

Temple alumni are partners and associates at every type of law firm from multi-national offices to rural solo practices. Temple graduates are sought after to work as district attorneys and public defenders in large and small cities all over the United States. They head large non-profit agencies and staff legal aid offices. They also serve as legal counsel for Fortune 500 companies and a multitude of small- and medium-sized corporations.

Whether you are interested in practicing in a traditional law firm, a public interest organization, or a high tech corporation, Temple's cutting edge approach to legal education will prepare you for every facet of the exciting and ever-changing world of 21st century legal practice.

Temple University School of Law stands apart from other law schools. We have a unique student-centered curriculum that integrates both critical thinking and practical legal skills. Students at Temple build lawyering skills both in the classroom and in the law firms, courts, civic organizations and financial institutions of center city Philadelphia and the surrounding region. As a result, our graduates have a head start. They graduate ready to perform skillfully in the legal marketplace.

We believe that some things just have to be learned by doing. You can't learn to ride a bicycle from a manual, you can't learn how to be a lawyer by watching even the best of lawyers, and you can't improve if mistakes are only imagined. At Temple, students don't just read, watch or imagine. They do those things and more, they do the work of attorneys. It sounds simple, but it works.

Whether you are just starting out in your pursuit of a career in law and are interested in our J.D. degree program, or are a seasoned lawyer seeking to enhance your skills in one of our LL.M. or graduate programs, we invite you to explore this site and learn about our programs, students and outstanding faculty of law.

The faculty is an outstanding group of teacher-scholars who embody the law school's philosophical diversity. Educated at the nation's top law schools, they have worked in large and small firms, judicial clerkships, government service, and public interest activities. Their experience brings a rich and varied quality to classroom discussion and they continually strive to develop new and creative methods of instruction.

The faculty is committed to scholarship and public service, but their first commitment is to students and teaching. Professors participate in a full complement of law school activities, including academic advising, student organization sponsorship, moot court and trial team coaching, and social events like the annual faculty-student talent show. Temple students praise the faculty for its involvement and accessibility.

Temple is committed to admitting the very best applicants from our pool of talented individuals. We are proud of our history and of our traditions. We share a vision of law as a service profession and a vision of life made meaningful through service. We understand the aspirations of individuals to find a better way through law. We are dedicated to excellence.

Temple's admission process is very selective. The faculty admissions committee takes seriously its responsibility to carefully and individually evaluate each application. Our admission process is designed to look at the whole person. The faculty selects applicants who have outstanding performance records and exceptional aptitudes for the study of law. In doing so, the faculty recognizes that these criteria are not always reflected by grade point averages and LSAT scores alone. This reflects Temple Law School's mission of offering opportunities to students who might otherwise be foreclosed from pursuing a high quality legal education.

If you are admitted to Temple Law School, you will know that you were chosen because your skills, abilities, achievements, and potential are the credentials that earned you this opportunity.

Applicants interested in admission criteria and procedures for the graduate (LL.M.) and Study Abroad programs should refer to those sections.

Temple students give the law school its spirit. They come to Temple from an unusual variety of backgrounds - artists, nurses, computer programmers, police officers, teachers, doctors - as well as directly from undergraduate studies. These students share the qualities of intelligence, academic excellence, and professional responsibility that characterize the Temple lawyer.

The spirit of cooperation and collaboration that grows within the student body is also present in the relationships that students have with the faculty and the administration. Through their participation in faculty meetings and on faculty-student committees, students take an active role in shaping their legal education.

Consistent with the tradition of the legal profession, Temple law students govern themselves. Members of the bar of every state are bound by a code of conduct which sets forth the professional standards for practicing lawyers. To help prepare students for their role in the legal profession, Temple Law School has adopted a Code of Student Conduct which actively involves students in a similar self-governing process.

It is no secret that a well-rounded student cannot study all of the time. Student life is rich with extracurricular activities. Both on and off campus, students have access to the world class cultural, recreation and entertainment opportunities found in Philadelphia.

The Law School provides support to students in a variety of ways. Whether you need assistance in looking for a summer job or can't figure out how to convert your Legal Writing brief to the required format, the administrative support offices and staff members are ready to assist you.

he Law School Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble, is located across the street from the Klein Law Building at the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The bookstore has both day and evening hours with extended hours during the beginning of each semester.

The Law School Bookstore is well-stocked with all the required law school texts, study aids, and supplies. Temple Law School and Temple University merchandise is available from the bookstore as are both fiction and non-fiction books, periodicals, and texts. A Starbucks Café is also located in the bookstore.

The University Bookstore is located one block away in the Student Activities Center.

Law students have access to the vast recreation, entertainment and fitness related activities available at the University and in around the city of Philadelphia.

The Independence Blue Cross Student Recreation Center, conveniently located one block from the law school, is a 38,000 square foot, two level facility which features state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an indoor track. The IBC Center houses four racketball courts, a large aerobics room with a high-tech music system, two smaller aerobics rooms for martial arts or spinning sessions, spacious stretching and conditioning areas, an outdoor, multi-purpose court, locker rooms, and lounge areas.

The Liacouras Center, located directly across the street from the law school, is an 11,000 seat sports/convocation arena. The Liacouras Center is home to the Temple Owls basketball team and also hosts various concerts, special events and the university's graduation ceremonies.

The spirit of cooperation and collaboration that grows within the student body is also present in the relationships that students have with the faculty and the administration. Through their participation in faculty meetings and on faculty-student committees, our students take an active role in shaping their legal education.

The Student Bar Association (SBA), which includes all law students as members, acts as the students' representative in the law school administration. In addition, the SBA is the umbrella organization that oversees the many student groups that flourish at Temple. Each weekday at noon when no classes are scheduled, student organizations put on programs, sponsor speakers, and hold meetings, and the front steps of the law school building fill with students engaged in animated lunch conversations.

Asian American Law Student Association The Asian American Law Student Association (AALSA) provides a resource group for Asian law students, offers a forum to examine issues relevant to the Asian community locally and nationally and explores the various opportunities for Asian lawyers.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides assistance and guidance from upper-level students to first-year students.

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) goals include increasing minority membership in the legal profession, enhancing the quality and perspective of the minority Bar, and establishing relationships with surrounding community organizations.

The Brehon Law Society Interested students have an opportunity to learn about Irish laws and culture through the social, cultural and intellectual activities of the Brehon Society and its affiliation with the Philadelphia Chapter.

The Christian Legal Society The Christian Legal Society is a national organization of law students, lawyers and judges from around the country who are concerned with the difficult challenge of integrating their faith in Christ with the legal profession.

The Temple University Environmental Law Society, a member of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), provides a professional atmosphere for law students to become educated and involved in various aspects of environmental law, while also providing networking opportunities and information about careers within the specialization.

Health Law Society This organization promotes events concerning Health Care Law.

Indian Law Students Association The Indian Law Students Association (ILSA) provides support to its members and examines issues of concern to Asian Indians in the legal world.

Intellectual Property Law Society This Society was formed to promote the discussion of the legal challenges presented by technological advances. This group sponsors speakers and events focusing on Intellectual Property Law.

Japan-America Law Student Alliance The Japan-America Law Student Alliance promotes an interest in Japanese law, language and culture among students.

The Justinian Society The Justinian Society, formerly the Italian Law Society, provides an atmosphere of academic support and personal growth to its members, and encourages participation in the community.

Law Students for Lesbian and Gay Rights Law Students for Lesbian and Gay Rights (L.S.L.G.R.) is comprised of gay and non-gay people involved with issues of interest to lesbians and gay men.

Moot Court Honor Society The Moot Court Honor Society is an organization of outstanding law students who are devoted to excellence in oral advocacy. Members bring written and oral appellate advocacy skills to the Society.

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity The Owen Roberts Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta International seeks to provide opportunities for students to meet teachers and practitioners of law in a nonacademic atmosphere.

Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) The Student Public Interest Network promotes public interest law and provides summer grants to students working in the public interest.

Temple International Law Society Members of the Temple International Law Society are interested in widening their horizons and learning more about international law.

Temple Law School Democratic Association The Temple Law School Democratic Association provides an opportunity for student participation in the political process, particularly on behalf of Democratic party principles and candidates.

Temple Law School Republican Association Temple Law School Republican Association encourages student participation in the legal aspects of the political process, particularly on behalf of Republican party principles and candidates.

Women's Law Caucus The Women's Law Caucus has been active in dealing with problems that particularly concern women in law school as well as those confronting women in society generally.



School name:Temple UniversityBeasley School of Law
Address:1719 North Broad St.
Zip & city:PA 19122 Pennsylvania
Phone:215-204-7861
Web:http://www.law.temple.edu
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