On August 22nd Temple Law welcomed its 127th entering class. With a median GPA of 3.63 and a median LSAT score of 163, the 202 entering J.D. students are the most academically talented law school class in recent history.

The 174 day students and 28 evening students join the law school at a critical time in history, when the need for their skillsets, their intellect, and their grit as lawyers is greater than ever. “It is an exciting time here, with tremendous energy for teaching students to think critically and flexibly, to embrace collaboration and innovation, and to be future-oriented – a valuable mindset that cuts across all subject matter areas and practice settings,” said Dean Rachel Rebouché, welcoming her first entering class as dean.

“We’re incredibly proud to welcome the Entering Class of 2022 to Temple Law,” said Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid Johanne Johnston. “They are not only a strong class academically, but rich with diverse life experiences, perspectives, and talents.”

The students, who now call Philadelphia home, hail from 29 states and countries, with 54% of the class coming from out-of-state. 38% of students identify as people of color and 13% earned graduate degrees before starting law school. They represent 113 undergraduate institutions, with Temple University once again serving as the largest feeder school.

“We were delighted to see so many Temple undergraduates represented in the class and we look forward to welcoming even more in future classes,” said Johnston. In recognition of the qualified applicants in our own backyard, the Office of Admissions announced that it will provide application fee waivers to all Temple undergraduates who would like to apply.

For more information about applying to Temple Law, visit our Admissions website.

* Entering Class figures as of September 23, 2022