Temple Law School Dean Gregory Mandel has asked the University’s Board of Trustees to approve a tuition freeze for all J.D. law students, both in-state and out-of-state, for the coming academic year.

“I’m asking the Board to freeze tuition at this critical time for two reasons,” said Dean Mandel. “The first is about remaining available to talented students who may otherwise be unable to pursue or complete their legal education, which is central to our mission of accessibility. The second is that this is one way we can do our part to get our region and our country back on their feet. It’s just the right thing to do.”

“Temple Law School is a leader, both in Philadelphia and in legal education,” said Temple University Provost JoAnne Epps. “Our law students, like many others at the University, have faced unprecedented challenges over the past few months, and have responded with tremendous resilience and resolve. This is one thing we can do to make their lives a bit easier, and so we should.

The Board of Trustees approved the proposal at its meeting on May 12th.