At Temple Law, we have always understood that the best legal education offers both thoughtful exploration of the big ideas that drive us as a society and hands-on exposure to the skills that make good lawyers such effective problem solvers. That’s why we’ve created the Temple Law practicum – a unique experiential learning opportunity that engages a student, a full-time faculty member and often a practicing attorney in solving a real problem for a real client.
In this innovative approach to experiential legal education, students enjoy the academic rigor and opportunity for reflection of a guided research as well as the practical training of a clinical. The student, faculty member, and (where applicable) practicing attorney design the practicum collaboratively, with the student taking responsibility for finding the placement while the faculty member and practitioner monitor the academic and professional integrity of the project itself. Placements must involve the actual practice of law and take place in a non-profit or governmental setting. In addition to working an average of 10-12 hours per week at the placement, the student will produce a final work product that is practical in nature and suitable for implementation in a professional environment.
The Temple Law practicum is just one of the many innovative experiential opportunities available to our students. Temple Law has long been a leader in experiential legal education and its faculty are more committed than ever to ensuring that today’s law students succeed as tomorrow’s lawyers.