Temple Law School was ranked #1 in Trial Advocacy for the second year in a row by US News and World Report. The school’s overall rank was 63. The 2023 rankings also included recognition for Legal Writing (15), International Law (18), Healthcare Law (23), and part-time programs (7).
“Our rankings reflect the breadth and influence of our programs ,” said interim Dean Rachel Rebouché, “and of course we are all delighted with Trial Advocacy’s #1 rank for the second year in a row. Temple Law takes pride in offering an affordable, high-caliber legal education that incorporates unmatched advocacy training.”
“I have the privilege of working with an extraordinary advocacy faculty, including Marian Braccia, Elizabeth Lippy, Ken Jacobsen, and Mary Levy as well as an unmatched adjunct faculty filled with master advocates and federal and state judges. We also enjoy the support of our interim Dean and every member of the full-time faculty,” said Jules Epstein, the Edward Ohlbaum Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs. “And we, collectively, have the joy of working with Temple Law students, who make us proud in new ways every day. So while I am humbled and excited by this ranking, I am delighted for the recognition it brings to each of them for their work in making us who we are.”
In addition to US News, other recent rankings include the National Law Journal’s Go-To Law Schools report, which ranks schools by the number of graduates from the most recent class hired as associates at the 100 largest firms. Based on data from the class of 2021, Temple rose two spots to #46.
Interim Dean Rebouché offered a word of advice to prospective students as they consider which law school to attend. “Rankings are useful as a snapshot, especially if you look at them over time. The things they measure are important, but so are many things they don’t measure, like community, culture, and fit for who you are and what you want to do. I encourage you to consider them seriously, but also to gather information from as many additional sources as you can. Think about it as good practice for the lawyer you will someday become.”