Temple students give the law school its spirit. The law school encourages diversity in the student body through a careful and selective admissions process and the flexible design of the day and evening programs. As a result, students come to Temple from an unusual variety of backgrounds – artists, nurses, computer programmers, police officers, teachers, doctors – as well as directly from undergraduate studies. These students share the qualities of intelligence, academic excellence, and professional responsibility that characterize the Temple lawyer. The spirit of cooperation and collaboration that grows within the student body is also present in the relationships that students have with the faculty and the administration. Through their participation in faculty meetings and on faculty-student committees, our students take an active role in shaping their legal education. The Student Bar Association (SBA), which includes all law students as members, acts as the students’ representative in the law school administration. In addition, the SBA is the umbrella organization that oversees the many student groups that flourish at Temple. Each weekday at noon when no classes are scheduled, student organizations put on programs, sponsor speakers, and hold meetings, while the front steps of the law school building fill with students engaged in animated lunch conversations.
American Bar Association – Law Student Division (ABA)
The American Bar Association (ABA) is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
American Constitution Society (ACS)
The American Constitution Society believes that the Constitution is a charter of liberty, the blueprint for a noble and unique experiment designed to prevent the excesses of government in order to protect the human dignity necessary for individuals to realize the full potential of their lives and provide educational events on many topics related to these goals for the Temple Law community.
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) provides a resource group for Asian law students, offers a forum to examine issues relevant to the Asian community locally and nationally and explores the various opportunities for Asian lawyers.
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
The Temple Law School Black Law Student's Association (BLSA) focuses on increasing minority membership in the legal profession, enhancing the quality and perspective of the minority Bar, and establishing relationships with surrounding community organizations.
Business Law Society (BLS)
The Temple Law School Business Law Society (BLS) is a collaborative group offering resources, information, advice, and support to all members as they seek to develop a successful full-time career in business law.
Christian Legal Society (CLS)
The Temple Law School Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a national organization of law students, lawyers and judges from around the country who are concerned with the difficult challenge of integrating their faith in Christ with the legal profession.
The Temple Law School Democratic Association provides an opportunity for student participation in the political process, particularly on behalf of Democratic party principles and candidates.
Environmental Law Society (TELS)
The Temple Law School Environmental Law Society (TELS) is dedicated to educating and energizing the law school community about the numerous issues in law, policy, science and management that confront professionals in the field of environmental law.
Family Law Society (FLS)
The Temple Law School Family Law Society (FLS) organizes events throughout the year aimed to educate students on the many facets of Family law.
The Temple Law School Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order.
Health Law Society (HLS)
The Temple Law School Health Law Society (HLS) provides students with opportunities for participation and collaboration in the field of Health Law within and beyond Temple Law School.
Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS)
The Temple Law School Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) promotes the discussion of the legal challenges presented by technological advances through speakers and events.
International Law Society (ILS)
The Temple International Law society uses a variety of social and academic events to expose students to the many aspects of international law.
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
The Temple Law School Jewish Law Student's Association is a cultural, social, educational, and religious organization that reflects the varied interests of the Jewish student community of Temple Law School.
Founded in 1935, the Justinian Society is a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian-ancestry.
Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)
The Temple Law School Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) provides an atmosphere of academic support and personal growth to its members and encourages participation in the community.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ)
The Temple Law School LSRJ challenges the next generation of legal advocates to address and overcome the roots of reproductive oppression by constructing legally tenable, realistically accessible avenues for informed, consensual, and unobstructed decision-making about sex, contraception, abortion, birth, parenting, sterilization, and education.
Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)
The Temple Law School Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) promotes greater diversity within the legal profession and facilitating the academic and professional development of its student members.
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. The Temple Chapter maintains close ties with the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and members have numerous opportunities to meet and work with legal workers in the Philadelphia area.
OutLaw is dedicated to issues that engage sexual orientation or gender identity and the law.
Philadelphia Legal Network (PLN)
The Philadelphia Legal Network (PLN) aims to connect Philadelphia's legal community through various social and networking events, providing members with networking opportunities in Philadelphia.
The Temple Law School Republican Association encourages student participation in the legal aspects of the political process, particularly on behalf of Republican party principles and candidates.
School Discipline Advocacy Service (SDAS)
The School Discipline Advocacy Service (SDAS) is a coalition of law students from Temple University Beasley School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, working together to stem the school-to-prison pipeline by advocating on behalf of Philadelphia public school students and parents at school disciplinary hearings.
South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
The Temple Law School South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) provides support to its members and examines issues of concern to South Asians in the legal world.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS)
The Temple Law School Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) seeks to build a bridge between the law students and those who can offer academic and career advice in the sports and entertainment law sectors.
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is dedicated to the goals of educating the law school and surrounding community about forms of institutionalized animal abuse and engaging in projects that combat that abuse. The SALDF is also committed to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and raising the profile of animal law.
Student Public Interest Network (SPIN)
The Student Public Interest Network fosters a community for students interested in public interest by hosting events, like the annual forum where students consider a new problem in public interest law. providing volunteer and networking opportunities to students, and raising money to ensure that students who want to work in public interest over the summer can afford to do so.
Temple Alternative Break (TAB)
Temple Alternative Break sends a group of Temple Law students annually to a region of the United States, for example New Orleans in Spring 2010, to provide free legal and community-based services.
The Brehon Law Society
The Temple Law School Brehon Society is the Temple Chapter of the citywide Philadelphia Brehon Society, which offer students an opportunity to learn about Irish laws and culture through social, cultural, and intellectual activities.
US for Africa
The Temple Law School US for AFRICA student organization draws attention to the economic, political, and social problems that arise as a result of United States’ foreign policy toward Africa.
Women’s Law Caucus (WLC)
The Temple Law School Women's Law Caucus has been active in dealing with problems that particularly concern women in law school as well as those confronting women in society generally.