Temple Law School has again been named among the best schools for practical training by National Jurist Magazine. Temple is the only school in the region or state to appear on the list. The ranking takes into account both the percentage of students enrolled in clinics, externships, or simulation courses and student participation in interscholastic skills competitions.
The recognition comes in the wake of other recent accolades, including Temple’s highest ranking to date from US News and World Report at #50 and Temple’s placement at #39 in the National Law Journal’s Top 50 Go-To Law Schools. Temple is also ranked in the Top 20 for public interest / public service and as a Best Value Law School.
Temple has been widely recognized as a leader in experiential legal education for more than a half century. The school’s clinical program was established with the opening of the Temple Legal Aid Clinic in 1953. Today, in addition to the three in-house clinics offered through the Temple Legal Aid Office, Temple offers two clinics in social justice lawyering at the Sheller Center for Social Justice, and more than two dozen external clinics in a wide variety of settings. Many students also take advantage of Temple’s other elective experiential offerings, which include award-winning integrated programs in trial advocacy and transactional law, immersive summer experiences in D.C. and Philadelphia, and our unique Practicum program. Additionally, Temple Law’s first year curriculum includes Introduction to Transactional Skills and Litigation Basics, hailed by National Jurist Magazine as among the 15 most innovative ideas in experiential legal education.