The Temple Law Practicum

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. The Temple Law practicum is a unique experiential learning opportunity where a student and a full-time faculty member engage collaboratively to solve a problem for a real client, often with the help of a practicing attorney.

Each practicum experience is unique. Students are responsible for finding their own placements and design the practicum in partnership with the faculty member and outside practitioner. Placements involve the actual practice of law and take place in a non-profit or governmental setting. Students work 10-12 hours per week at their placement and produce a final work product that is suitable for implementation in a professional environment.

Placements

Temple practicum placements have included work with the following organizations:

  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • International Office of Migration
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • United States Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
  • Community Legal Services
  • ACLU
  • Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Chester County District Attorney’s Office
  • Bucks County Defender’s Office
  • Women Against Abuse
  • Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Juvenile Law Center