2021 Philadelphia Summer Session

Temple Law School will offer a Summer Session (PDF) with online JD synchronous courses, online JD asynchronous courses (May 24 through July 8) and online Graduate Tax Program synchronous courses (May 24 through July 29). JD students may take one asynchronous course and they may take Graduate Tax Program courses with permission as described on the Summer Session document.  Exams for J.D. courses will be administered on the evenings of July 12-14. Exams for Graduate Tax Program courses will be administered on the evenings of Aug 2-5. The type and time of those exams will be announced once classes have begun.  Students are expected to be available to take exams during this time frame. The one course offered online in an asynchronous format will provide students with some flexibility in scheduling the times when they will view the pre-recorded lectures and complete the assignments.


Students may register for a maximum of six (6) credits. Interested students should submit registration requests, using the registration form below by 3:00 pm on May 7, 2021. Registration requests will be processed after May 7. Students will be notified to check that their summer rosters are complete. For limited enrollment courses, priority will be given to students based on: 1) their having submitted their requests by 3:00 pm on May 7, 2021, 2) their class year, 3) evening or day status, and 4) specific needs with respect to meeting graduation requirements. Requests submitted after 3:00 pm on May 7, 2021 will be processed as they are received. Requests should be submitted on the attached registration form (PDF) as an email attachment. Submit requests to: Kelly Butts, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs (kelly.butts@temple.edu).

Spring 2021 Registration

The Spring 2021 schedule shows the CRNs (Course Reference Numbers) for all courses where registration can be performed through Banner.

Use this schedule to plan your Spring 2021 Priority Registration. Click the following link for instructions and dates for Spring 2021 Priority Registration: Spring 2021 Priority Registration (PDF). The dates for Spring 2021 Priority Registration are also available in a chart format (PDF).

Students who are in the Integrated Programs – ITP and ITAP – should review the updated Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 schedules for ITP and ITAP (PDF).

Waiting Lists for Selected Law School Courses

We maintain online waiting lists for certain courses during the Add/Drop period which will occur from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 15 (closes at 11:59 PM). Please see “Waiting Lists for Law School Courses” (PDF) for further information on how the waiting list process will work and which courses have waiting lists.

Course Descriptions

As you review the detailed course descriptions, please note that the Temple Law School course numbering system provides some information that will be helpful in your course selection process.

  • 0700 to 0799 = experiential courses offered in Philadelphia
  • 0800 to 1100 = writing seminars offered in Philadelphia (0900 to 0902 are Guided Research)
  • 0400 to 0699, and 5000 or higher = other courses offered in Philadelphia

Some course numbers begin with a letter, indicating as follows:

  • J = offered in the Spring in Japan program
  • R = offered in the Summer in Rome program
  • W = offered in Washington, DC
  • G = offered in an LLM program

Course schedules from past academic years are also available. To view these schedules, select the semester from the “Past Semesters” dropdown at the top of the Course Schedules page.