Temple Law School offers both full and part-time programs leading to the completion of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Admissions, curriculum, faculty, examinations and all other standards are the same for both the day and evening divisions. Applicants interested in the part-time programs should visit the Part-time Programs page for specific information on the part-time program options.
Temple has a highly competitive admission process, which is designed to look at the whole person. The faculty Admissions Committee takes seriously its responsibility to carefully and individually evaluate each application and is committed to admitting the very best from our pool of talented applicants. Applicants admitted to Temple Law School know that they were chosen because their skills, abilities, achievements, and potential earned them the opportunity.
In keeping with our commitment to diversity and our mission of offering opportunities to students who might otherwise be foreclosed from pursuing a high quality legal education, the faculty Admissions Committee may consider an applicant through our discretionary admissions process, Sp.A.C.E.. Through this process, the faculty carefully selects applicants who have outstanding performance records and exceptional aptitudes for the study of law that are not necessarily reflected by grades and LSAT scores alone.
Applicants are encouraged to apply electronically through LSAC or may download an application from the site and send it through the mail. The application deadline for the fall 2015 entering class has been extended to April 1, 2015. Admissions decisions are made from December to May and whenever possible, files are reviewed as they are completed.
We invite you to explore our website for more information on the application process, financial aid opportunities, the J.D. curriculum and programs and our outstanding faculty. Applicants interested in admission criteria and procedures for the graduate (LL.M.) and Study Abroad programs should refer to those sections.