Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#5 in Legal Writing
#12 in Part-time Law
#2 in Trial Advocacy
Law School Overview
The James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University is $60. The part-time program application fee at the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $19,788 per year (in-state); full-time: $32,718 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $15,958 per year (in-state); and part-time: $26,308 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 12.2:1. The James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University has 165 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
The Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law is a Philadelphia institution that offers a full-time and part-time law program. Temple Law School rankings include well-regarded trial advocacy and legal writing programs. Through other Temple University schools, law students are eligible to complete dual degrees including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the Temple University Fox School of Business and Management, and a J.D./M.P.H. (Master’s of Public Health) through the Temple University College of Health Professions.
Students can get hands-on legal training through Temple Law’s clinicals programs, which allow law students to work with real clients dealing with health problems, family issues, and more. Students may also get practical training through trial advocacy competitions, including the ABA Law Student Tax Challenge, the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition, the International Jessup Moot Court Competition, and the ABA Client Counseling Competition.
For extracurricular involvement, law students may consider joining student organizations such as the Brehon Law Society, which studies law and culture in Ireland, and the Temple Environmental Law Society. Temple Law School has several legal journals produced by students: the Temple Law Review, the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review, the Temple Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law, and the Temple International and Comparative Law Review. Students looking for a legal training experience outside of Philadelphia have study-abroad options in Japan, Rome, China, Israel, and Switzerland, among other locations.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 1|
|Full-time program application fee||$60|
|Part-time program application fee||$60|
|Admissions Phone||(800) 560-1428|
|Full- and part-time faculty||165|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2011-2012||277|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $19,788 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$11,865|
|Employed at graduation 2||37.6%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$87,438|
|Median public service starting salary||$49,300|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||633,895|
* Law School Overview details based on 2012 data