Business Insider has ranked Temple Law School 12th among all law schools in the Northeast. Temple is the only Philadelphia-area school to appear on the list other than the University of Pennsylvania, which took the top spot in both the regional and national lists.
The ranking, which draws from ABA data and focuses on the percentage of graduates who secure either positions in large law firms or federal clerkships, is intended to highlight those institutions that best prepare students for such highly coveted jobs. Business Insider cited Temple’s strong experiential focus, drawing specific attention to the first-year experiential curriculum and the practicum program. It also noted Temple’s enduring strength in trial advocacy, for which the law school is consistently ranked in the top two nationwide.
Temple has long been recognized within the legal profession for how well graduates are prepared for practice. American Lawyer magazine has ranked Temple 17th nationally for job satisfaction and preparedness among 5th year associates, and SuperLawyer magazine has ranked Temple 6th nationally for highest caliber and most practice-ready graduates. PreLaw Magazine has also named Temple a Best Value Law School in its 2016 report.
The Northeast region, which includes the Middle Atlantic States and New England, is home to 41 law schools, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Penn, and Cornell, all currently ranked among the top 14 schools nationally by US News.
The full report is available from Business Insider.