Temple Law School

General Info

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Located at the Main Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, informally referred to as Temple Law School, has operated continuously since its founding in 1895. Originally named "The Philadelphia Law School of the Temple College," the Law School was renamed "The Temple University School of Law" in 1910. In recognition of a major endowment gift by James E. Beasley, a Temple Law graduate and distinguished Philadelphia lawyer, the Temple board of trustees changed the official name of the Law School in 1999 to The James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University. A full history of Temple Law may be read here. Today, the Law School uses both the traditional Socratic method and the Problem method in teaching legal theory and skills. In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on developing real world skills, and students are encouraged to participate in intensive Trial Advocacy or Transactional programs as well as clinicals. As of July, 2006, the Law School has the second-highest Pennsylvania Bar Examination passage rate of any Pennsylvania law school.

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Temple Law School Admissions

Temple Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 44% of its applicants. Comparatively, Temple is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 1956 844 (43.15%) 217 (11.1%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.29 3.50 3.69
LSAT 155 160 162

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $23,336 $36,336
Part Time $18,837 $29,244

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $22,360
  • Living off-campus: $22,360
  • Living at home: $15,568

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 04/01
  • Application Fee: $60

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Temple Law School Community

Temple Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Temple is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 58
  • Part Time: 123

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 75
  • # Minority Faculty: 29

Ratio

11.8 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Temple Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Temple Law School 1L section size is 33% larger than law schools in Pennsylvania and 29% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Temple Law School: 186
Pennsylvania Average: 125
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 802
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 223

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 271
  • Law Journals: 131
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 7.4%
  • Second Year: 4.2%
  • Third Year: 0.4%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Temple Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Temple Law School class of 2020 had an employment rate of 89% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2020, 76.1%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 46.0%
  • Business: 17.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 9.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Pennsylvania: 68%
  • New Jersey: 9%
  • Delaware: 6%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 76.1%
  • First Time Takers: 264
  • Average School: 84.1%
  • Average State: 80.9%
  • Pass Difference: 3.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Pennsylvania: 80.9%
  • Passed: 169 of 201 (84.1%)
  • State Average: 80.9%
  • Difference: 3.2%