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LLM Trial Advocacy

Admissions Process

The LL.M. in Trial Advocacy is open to attorneys holding a J.D. or its equivalent from an ABA accredited law school and admitted to practice. Admission is selective and class size is limited to a maximum of 36 students. Classes begin in May of each year. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning September 1; therefore, prospective students are encouraged to apply early. To be considered for admission, applicants are required to: 1. Complete and submit the application form found in the back pocket of this catalog along with a non-refundable application fee of $50.00 made payable to Temple Law School. 2. Submit two 2 professional recommen-dations using the reference report forms found in the back pocket of this catalog. 3. Submit an official copy of their law school transcript. 4. Interview with the Director of the program. Personal interviews are required for all candidates and will be scheduled by the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Office after an applicant's file is complete. Phone interviews are only conducted when a personal interview will cause great hardship to the candidate.

Admissions decisions are based on an applicant's admissions materials, personal interview, trial experience and career objectives. Temple University, Beasley School of Law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, age, color, religion or national origin.

CLE Credits

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Program for one Continuing Legal Education CLE credit of substantive law, practice and procedure per course credit hour. The maximum credits a student may earn is 24 substantive credits. No ethics credits are awarded for course work. Credits for Pennsylvania attorneys are automatically reported at the end of each term. Other states have also accepted the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy for CLE compliance. Attorneys from states other than Pennsylvania should check with their licensing board for requirements and forms.

Public Interest Scholarships

The LL.M. in Trial Advocacy offers scholarship awards to those candidates who practice in public interest law whether through a government agency or the private sector. Decisions are based on merit and financial need. Candidates interested in being considered must complete the scholarship application found in the back pocket of this catalog. Scholarship applications must be received by February 1st. Decisions are made in mid to late March. Amounts of awards vary from year to year depending on the number of applications.

Contact Us: LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, 1719 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122, 215-204-5314 voice, 215-204-5994 fax, llmtrial@temple.edu.