US News and World Report has ranked Temple University Beasley School of Law 48th overall in its 2020 report, released publicly on March 12. The only other regional law school ranked in the top 50 was the University of Pennsylvania. Temple was also ranked in several specialty programs.

At a Glance

  • Overall rank: 48
  • Trial Advocacy: 3
  • Part-time programs: 7
  • Legal Research and Writing: 11
  • Healthcare Law: 16
  • International Law: 19
  • Tax Law: 25

“While I am always pleased by recognition and accolades for Temple Law School’s outstanding faculty and programs, we believe the true measure of our efforts to be the success of our students and graduates around the globe,” remarked Dean Gregory N. Mandel. “That is how we know that we are fulfilling our mission of delivering a world-class legal education.”

Mandel also noted significant recent acclaim for Temple Law School from other sources, including a “Best Value” rating and high marks for the International program and overall diversity from National Jurist and a rank of 28th nationally from Above the Law based on outcomes data, primarily involving graduate job placement.

Finally, he noted that Temple’s 2 year bar-pass rate of 96.4% (the percentage of 2016 graduates who passed the bar, of those who took any bar), was exceptional.

“Most importantly, I’m extraordinarily proud of our faculty’s effort and commitment to student success,” said Mandel. “Our graduates’ outcomes evidence the outstanding legal education available at Temple Law School, and our students can be confident that their time here will prepare them well to lead the next generation of lawyers and advocates.”