Message from the Director

Welcome to Temple LL.M. in Trial Advocacy. As Director and member of the LL.M. faculty, I am committed to bringing my extensive real world trial experience to the classroom and courtroom. Our program, developed in 1993, remains the only program of its kind in the country - designed to develop and master the courtroom skills which would otherwise take attorneys a lifetime of trying cases.

Our LL.M. students are bright, determined, and diverse. They come from a variety of backgrounds, experience levels, and locations. Beginning in 2006, we have gone national by accepting students from California and Louisiana to Texas and Puerto Rico. As such our curriculum is applicable to lawyers practicing anywhere in the United States.                       

Our LL.M faculty is composed of attorneys, judges and law professors, recognized throughout the world as legal experts, scholars and accomplished trial lawyers. In addition to our faculty, students learn through their classmates' breadth of experience which adds a distinctive benefit.

Our community of LL.M. Alums enthusiastically agree that the decision to attend Temple's LL.M. in Trial Advocacy has proven to be one of the most important decisions in their professional lives. I encourage you to make that decision.

Please peruse our website for more information and contact me directly via email or call 215-204-2738 if you have other questions.

 - Associate Professor Barbara Lynn Ashcroft, Director of the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Program

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Barbara Lynn Ashcroft