Temple University Beasley School of Law is proud to announce a partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Association through which Temple Law will become an institutional member of the Association. 

This program provides membership to the Philadelphia Bar Association for Temple Law students, faculty, and staff who have J.D. degrees. The membership provides a number of resources to Temple Law students, including mentoring opportunities, both through a bar-wide program and through the Association’s practice- and interest-specific Sections and Committees. 

“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for our law school community, most importantly for our students,” said Interim Dean Rachel Rebouché. “The mentorship and professional development that membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association offers will be invaluable to them as they prepare for and enter practice.”

“We are excited to enter into this new partnership with Temple and the opportunity to connect more deeply with Temple students, faculty and staff,” said Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Wesley R. Payne, IV. “We’re particularly happy to offer valuable membership resources to law students, whom we view as future leaders of our organization and within our community.”

Temple members will be able to attend all Association Section and Committee meetings for free, as well as many other events. In addition, students will automatically become part of the Association’s Young Lawyers Division, which holds a number of educational, networking, and philanthropic events throughout the year. Membership also provides students with leadership and learning opportunities through writing competitions, special educational programs, pro bono opportunities, and the chance to write for bar publications. 

Membership benefits also include six free continuing legal education (CLE) credits for Temple Law faculty and staff, good for use on any of the Bar’s one- or two-credit live webcasts. All Temple members will also receive discounts at a number of local and national retailers, as well as for legal and professional services.

“Membership in the Philadelphia Bar Association allows law students to get a jumpstart on their careers, and provides valuable professional development opportunities to Temple faculty and staff,” said Andrea Morris-Tracey, the Bar Association’s manager of member services. “We’re excited to work with Temple to develop up-and-coming legal talent.” 

Katerina Krohn LAW ‘23 serves as one of Temple Law’s student liaisons to the executive committee of the Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She said her involvement has made a big difference in her professional development.

“I knew that I wanted to practice law in Philadelphia so it was really important to get to know other attorneys and to build a network that would last throughout my career,” Krohn said. “Whether it’s meeting different attorneys or attending events, there are so many ways to get involved.”

The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the preeminent metropolitan association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. With more than 200 years of dedicated service to stand on, the Philadelphia Bar Association is firmly rooted in the Philadelphia community as a steady and reliable bellwether. To learn more about the association, click here.