Temple’s student groups are engaged in diverse areas of public interest/social justice work and committed to serving the law school and broader community.
Student Public Interest Network (SPIN)
SPIN provides peer support and raises essential funds for students working in summer public interest internships. SPIN benefits from a broad membership that includes students seeking opportunities in public interest and those more oriented toward private opportunities, who all agree on the importance of fundraising for and supporting student public interest work as a community. The annual SPIN Auction is a key component to this fundraising and involves the dedicated work of students, faculty and administrators. SPIN also organizes and hosts an annual public interest forum centered on topics of importance to the Temple and Philadelphia community.
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
NLG boasts a lively variety of student-run committees that provide programming and pro bono and advocacy opportunities related to social justice causes and lawyering. Committees have included but are not limited to an Expungement Pro Bono Project, Immigration & Human Rights, Juvenile Justice & Youth Empowerment, Labor & Employment, and Prisoner Outreach.
Temple Alternative Break (TAB)
TAB was formed to provide students with the opportunity to spend spring break performing service to a community in need. In recent years, a group of Temple law students have traveled to New Orleans to assist with rebuilding efforts in the region.
Student Discipline Advocacy Services (SDAS)
SDAS is a coalition of law students, housed at Temple University Beasley School of Law, working to stem the school-to-prison pipeline by advocating on behalf of students and parents at Philadelphia public and charter school disciplinary hearings.