Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Temple Law
Temple Law School was founded for the purpose of expanding access to the legal profession by offering an exceptional legal education to a diverse student body, a commitment that continues to form a central part of our identity today. One important component of our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion is the recognition that we cannot rest on past accomplishments alone. We must center our commitment in the work we do today and the future we imagine for tomorrow.
What We’re Doing
Law School and University Policies
The Temple Law Library has organized a valuable research guide for individuals interested in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
You Belong Here
You belong here. Your identity, background, culture, heritage, ideas, experiences, and dreams are all essential parts of who you are and what you bring to your legal education. Temple Law’s student affinity groups are a celebration of our many differences, bound together by a common purpose: to build a diverse, inclusive community in which each member is supported on their path to joining the legal profession.
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) 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. Want to get more information? You can email APALSA, visit their website, or join their Facebook page.
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
The Temple Law School Black Law Students Association (BLSA) focuses on increasing minority membership in the legal profession, enhancing the quality and perspective of the minority Bar, and establishing relationships with surrounding community organizations. Follow BLSA on Instagram or email us anytime!
Brehon Law Society
The Temple Law School Brehon Society is the Temple Chapter of the citywide Philadelphia Brehon Society, which offer students an opportunity to learn about Irish laws and culture through social, cultural, and intellectual activities. Stay in touch by email or on Facebook.
Christian Legal Society (CLS)
The Temple Law School Christian Legal Society (CLS) 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. Email CLS for more details.
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)
The Temple Law School Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) provides an atmosphere of academic support and personal growth to its members and encourages participation in the community.
Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENALSA)
The Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENALSA) supports its members and seeks to engage the community in discussion about issues that affect and relate to the Middle East and North Africa. MENALSA is on Facebook!
OutLaw is dedicated to issues that engage sexual orientation or gender identity and the law. Want to get involved? Send OutLaw an email.
South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
The Temple Law School South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) provides support to its members and examines issues of concern to South Asians in the legal world. Have questions or want to join? Send us an email.
Veterans of Temple Law is a diverse law student organization founded with four purposes in mind: (1) to serve the veteran community; (2) to connect the outstanding prior and current service members that make up Temple Beasley School of Law with fellow veterans in Temple Law’s legal community; (3) to provide resources and information to Temple Law students interested in becoming a member of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps; and (4) to bring programming to Temple Law School that focuses on current legal issues facing veterans and the armed forces. Temple VetLaw is on Instagram @temple.vetlaw.
Women’s Law Caucus (WLC)
The Temple Law School 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. We can be reached anytime by email.
Several publications that recognize the importance of diversity in law schools have acknowledged Temple University Beasley School of Law for our efforts. Recent examples include:
Racial JusticePreLaw Magazine2020
Greatest Resources for WomenPrinceton Review2020
Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools and FirmsLawyers of Color Magazine2019