The city of Philadelphia is an important part of the Temple Law School experience. Students’ academic programs are enhanced daily by the cultural and intellectual life of this beautiful and vibrant city. And Temple students are not alone in this experience. With 300,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and 80 regional colleges and universities, Philadelphia boasts the second largest student concentration on the East Coast.

Attending law school in the sixth largest city in the country has definite advantages. Philadelphia is home to state and federal courts at every level, countless law firms, large and small, dozens of municipal agencies, and hundreds of other legal employers.

Philadelphia is not only the “City of Brotherly Love” and the “place that loves you back,” but also the city where American democracy was born. Despite its size, Philadelphia is a very livable city and boasts a rich diversity of residential neighborhoods, many of which function like small towns with their own character, architectural style, schools, parks, restaurants, and shops. There’s no better way to experience Philadelphia than to walk through the streets of this “city of neighborhoods.” From the cobblestoned streets of Society Hill to the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Rittenhouse Square, the easily navigable grid and compact blocks of the downtown area make Philadelphia a walker’s delight.

Don’t just take our word for it – U.S. News ranked Philadelphia among 100 of the best places to live in the United States in 2022. The New York Times also recently declared Philadelphia to be one of the best cities in America for Gen Z residents.  Philadelphia ranked 3rd in’s 2021 Trendiest and Most Affordable cities list and made it onto AdvisorSmith’s Top 10 Best Cities for Lawyers in the United States.