Since 1975, the Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellowship Program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law has produced outstanding law school teachers, with graduates found at accredited law schools throughout the United States. The experienced lawyers admitted to the Freedman Fellow program receive an annual stipend and earn an LL.M. Fellows gain extensive practice in law school teaching and receive the support necessary to produce quality scholarship during their residence. Fellows work collaboratively with Temple faculty members on doctrinal courses and teach alongside the professors in our nationally-renowned legal research and writing program. In their final semester, Fellows teach an upper-level course in Temple’s curriculum.
The two-year program provides the training and experience critical to becoming a successful law school teacher. Each Fellow:
- Teaches a section of legal research and writing in the first and second year of the program
- Participates in three collaborations in substantive courses with full time faculty
- Teaches one upper-level course in the final semester of the Program
- Attends faculty-directed seminars about current issues in legal education
- Receives scholarly support and is expected to produce a thesis of publishable quality; Fellows also receive financial support to attend scholarly conferences
Decades of Successful Placement
The placement success of the Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship Program is rivaled by few law schools in the country. Fellows have been placed in more than fifty schools, and many law schools have recruited and appointed multiple graduates. In addition to benefiting from the extensive network of former graduates, Fellows practice interviewing, receive extensive advice on the law school hiring process, benefit from publicity and mailings about the Program, and attend the annual AALS Faculty Recruiting Conference accompanied by a team of Temple faculty members.
Decades of Outstanding Scholarship
Freedman Fellows use their time at Temple to write and publish one or more scholarly articles. Freedman Fellows receive significant assistance and guidance in developing their academic scholarship. The program also facilitates mentoring relationships with faculty working in a Fellow’s field of interest.