Temple Law School has been ranked 19th nationally for
clinical opportunities in the February 2014 issue of National
Temple has been widely recognized as a leader in clinical legal
education since opening the Temple Legal Aid Office in 1953.
Today, in addition to the three in-house clinics offered through
Legal Aid, Temple offers 28 external clinics in a wide variety of
settings. Opportunities include traditional practice areas like
civil litigation, criminal defense and prosecution, bankruptcy, and
tax as well as more unique offerings like a disaster relief clinic
through the Red Cross of Southeastern PA and an internship in the
Philadelphia D.A.’s Charging Unit, both of which are designed to
accommodate evening students. New this spring is the Social Justice
Lawyering Clinic and Seminar, which will be held at the new Stephen
and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice.
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.