Temple University- James E. Beasley School of Law

Temple University- James E. Beasley School of Law

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Temple University — James E. Beasley School of Law is a public school in heart of Philadelphia, and one of the best value law schools in the Mid-Atlantic. It earned an A- in 2017. 

"Temple Law School delivers a superior, affordable, and accessible legal education to a diverse student body, but we don’t stop there," said Dean Gregory Mandel. "Our exceptional faculty is deeply committed to scholarship, teaching, and community, and through their guidance empower out students to author a better tomorrow—for themselves and for society."

The school is well known for its strong trial advocacy and international programs, and also has an emphasis on business, intellectual property and tax law. Supplementing these areas is Temple’s public interest law program. The school has strong ties to the Philadelphia public interest legal community, and a large number of students go into public interest work.

It is also highly ranked for practical training, having earned an A- in 2018, making it the highest-ranked school in the Philadelphia region.

Faculty members are known for teaching, not just scholarship, and stay accessible to students, serving as mentors and helping to find jobs. 

As the school with the highest minority enrollment in Philadelphia, Temple offers students a diverse classroom experience. preLaw gave it an A- for diversity in 2017. The school also caters to older students who have work experience through one of only two part-time programs in Philadelphia, and the only school in the city with a part-time evening program.

Temple is one of the most exclusive schools in the area, with the second highest range of accepted student LSAT and GPA scores. Temple also has the second-highest bar pass rate. In addition to strong academics, Temple offers both residents and non-residents the lowest tuition rates.



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75th Percentile1623.7
25th Percentile1563.2
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$21,107$32,065
Living Expenses
Median grant$17500
Percent receiving grants74.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 91.70%
NJ Employment86.50
Bar Passage84.57%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2018: Best Value: 
Best Law Schools 2019: Most Diverse: 
Best Law Schools 2018: Practical Training: 
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy