Temple Trains Trial Lawyers

Temple teaches the art and science of trial advocacy to both law students and practitioners. JD students gain the skills and experience to graduate courtroom-ready, while LL.M. students elevate their craft to become master advocates. Temple’s pioneering programs continue to advance the leading edge in advocacy education. For the JD student, the LL.M. candidate, and the lawyers and judges everywhere who come here for training, Temple is advocacy.

  • 1st Trial Advocacy LL.M. in the United States
  • 30+ Years Training Trial Lawyers
  • #1

    Best Trial Advocacy Programs

    U.S. News and World Report
    2025 Ranking
  • A ‘Best Value’ Law School

    PreLaw Magazine
    Fall 2023
  • A-

    Trial Advocacy and Litigation Programs

    PreLaw Magazine
    Winter 2024

Experienced Faculty

Adjunct Trial Advocacy Faculty

Our adjunct faculty come from a wide array of backgrounds and advocacy experiences, and bring their real world legal perspectives to the classroom. They include state and federal judges, district attorneys, public defenders, distinguished trial lawyers, law firm partners, and rainmakers. They’re also experienced teachers, many having taught law for over a decade.

Inspiring Lectures

The Edward J. Ross Lecture in Litigation

The Edward Ross Lecture in Litigation was established by his friends and  family, and began in 2011, to commemorate the work and commitment to social justice of Temple Law alumnus Ed Ross.

Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Fellowship Lecture

Each year, members from the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame spend a day at the Law School, giving a “Dean’s Forum” talk open to the entire student body, as well as a small invitation-only “master class” for trial team members and others focused on excelling in trial advocacy.

Trial Advocacy and Litigation Scholarships

Established in 2009 by Stewart J. Eisenberg ‘80 to provide support for the education and training of law students to pursue careers in trial law. Preference is given to students who seek to gain experience with a firm that primarily represents plaintiffs.

Established by Gerald D. Garfinkle, Class of 1967, and his partner, Scott K. Corbman, this fund provides scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and aptitude in the study of trial advocacy, with priority consideration given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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