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LL.M. Trial Advocacy Prospective Students

Admissions Process

Candidates for admission to the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy should hold a J.D. (or the equivalent from an accredited law school) and be admitted to practice or eligible. Admission is selective and class size is limited. Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis, beginning June 1st.

Applicants must complete the following:

  • Submit application by mail/fax to the address listed on the application form.
  • Submit current resume via email, mail or fax.
  • Submit an official copy of all law school transcript(s).
  • Submit one professional reference using the LL.M. Reference Report form.
  • Send money order or check for $50.00 payable to Temple University. Your application will not be reviewed until receipt of the application fee. This fee is non-refundable and not applicable to tuition.
  • Sit for Admissions Interview, either in person or via telephone conference.

Admissions decisions are based on application materials submitted, advocacy and trial experience, career objectives and the interview. A personal interview with the Director is an integral part of the admissions process. Applicants who live a considerable distance from campus may request a telephone interview.


Tuition for the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy program is set in the spring of each year by Temple University Trustees. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the tuition rate will be $25,000. Candidates for the upcoming year are asked to secure their place in class through a non-refundable seat deposit of $2,000 due within 30 days of the official acceptance. All seat deposits are credited against the fall tuition. Tuition, which includes university fees, is billed in the fall and spring semesters. Tuition for summer session (11 out of 24 total credits) is included. To view information on tuition payment options, please visit the Bursar's Office at http://www.temple.edu/bursar.

Public Interest Scholarships

Public Interest Scholarships are awarded to attorneys practicing in public interest law settings. A number of partial scholarships are awarded each year and monies are applied equally in the fall and spring semester. Awards are finalized in the late spring semester and are dependent on class size and the number of applications. Applications for the Public Interest Scholarship are located under the "apply now" link, and should be submitted directly to the LL.M. office.

Financial Aid

LL.M. students can apply for federal financial aid through the Financial Aid Office. Please note that Financial Aid forms are available in March of each year and financial aid monies are released in August. Financial aid is applied in two installments in fall and spring. Applicants must submit both a FAFSA form and the LL.M. Financial Aid Application. Students who plan to apply for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office directly at (215) 204-8943.