FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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      How long will it take to receive an admission decision?

       

      After your application file is complete, the admissions committee will take approximately two to four weeks to come to a decision. This time will shorten as application deadlines approach. Applicants are notified by email of their application status.

       

      What is the 2011-12 tuition rate?

       

      Tuition rates and fees are set on an annual basis each July by the Board of Trustees of Temple University. The University reserves the right to change the rates and fees at any time without notice. Any such change may become effective at the beginning of the succeeding semester. The current tuition is as follows:

      2011-12 Per Credit Hour Rates

      Pennsylvania Residents: $741
      Out-of-State Residents: $1,311

      Students taking fewer than nine credits a semester will be considered part-time.

       

      For additional information, please visit the Temple University Bursar tuition rates web site, scrolling down to the Graduate Tax Program entry.

       

       

      Can I earn CLE credits through the Tax program?

       

      The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has approved the Graduate Tax Program for one Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit of substantive law, practice and procedure per course credit hour (i.e., a three-credit course earns three CLE credits). Those who want to earn Pennsylvania CLE credits must complete the CLE registration form by your personal compliance date. Please note that it will take approximately 60 days for students to see their credits.

       

       

      What career placement opportunities are offered?

       

      As members of the Temple Law community, graduate tax students are entitled to use the services of the Law School's Office of Career Planning. In addition to posting numerous job opportunities from both local and national employers, the career planning staff offers group and individual counseling on career choices and job search skills. Legal career panel presentations and the Temple Law Alumni Mentor Network link students to experienced attorneys who share information about practice and job opportunities. In the career information center, students cam access a wide range of materials from employers and legal publishers.

       

       

      What is the IRS Internship Program?

       

      Each semester, students are invitied to apply for a limited number of positions working with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lawyers in the Office of the Chief Counsel in Philadelphia. Temple Law has had great success placing both JD and LLM student in the IRS internship program. The program is available to both full-time and part-time students.

       

       

      What is the Tax Law Society?

       

      The Tax Law Society, an organization of both JD and LLM students, hosts speakers from universities, private practice, and government, and sponsors roundtables on such topics as careers in taxation and careers in estate planning. Through the Tax Law Society, students are also invited to participate in citywide tax events, including the Philadelphia Tax Conference, the meetings of the Estate Planning Counceil, and the Probate and Tax Law Sections of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

       

       

      What is Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)?

       

      The VITA program gives students the opportunity to help low to moderate income people who cannot prepare thei own tax returns. Volunteers help prepare basic tax returns at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

       

       

      What is the Migrant Farm Worker Tax Clinic?

       

      Temple Law students can join volunteers from the Pennsylvania Farm Worker Project in offering free income tax preparation and community education to low income migrant farm workers. This project targets the farm worker population living in the vicinity of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

       

       

      Where may I park on campus?

      Lots closest to the Law School:

      • Liacouras Garage (covered) - 15th Street & Montgomery Avenue
      • Temple Towers (debit card only) -13th & Oxford Streets
      • Lot #1 (debit card only) -15th Street between Norris and Montgomery Avenues

      Campus Map

       

      Parking services information is available from the Office of Parking Services, located on the lower level of the Student Activities Center.

       

      Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

       

      To request a brochure, please provide your postal address, email, and program of interest. You may contact our office with additional questions.

       

      Financial aid inquiries should be directed to:

      Rukiya Harris

      Financial Services Counseling Coordinator

      Tel: 215-204-3515

      Fax: 215-204-1277

      rukiya.harris@temple.edu

       

      Who is the Tax Program adminstrative staff? 

      Kathy Mandelbaum, Director

      Kathy.mandelbaum@temple.edu

       

      Louis Thompson, Assistant Dean of Graduate & Int'l Programs

      louis.thompson@temple.edu

       

      Laura Erikson, Programs Assistant

      erikson@temple.edu