View Course Schedules & Descriptions

Course Book Lists

Please use the links below to see the books used in Law School courses for the Spring 2016 semester:

For more information on these books, check the web site for the Law School Bookstore. When you search for textbooks, use LAW as the Department code.

Use the link above to see the Spring 2016 course schedule, the Fall 2015 course schedule and archived course schedules. The Spring 2016 schedule shows the CRNs (Course Reference Numbers) for all courses where registration can be performed through Banner.

Use this schedule to plan your Spring 2016 Add/Drop. Click the following link for instructions and dates for Spring 2016 Add/Drop (PDF). Spring 2016 Add/Drop begins at noon on January 4, 2016 and ends at 11:59 PM on January 15, 2016.

Students who are in the Integrated Programs – ITP and ITAP – should click the following link to review a table showing the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 schedules for ITP and ITAP. ITP/ITAP 2015-2016 (PDF)

Students who are interested in taking clinical courses should click the following link for instructions for Spring 2016 Clinical Add Drop (PDF). For course descriptions and meeting times for clinicals, see Spring 2016 Clinicals Time Requirements (PDF).

NOTE: Students who wish to register for the TLAO Family Law Litigation clinical must first contact Asst. Dean Wertheimer at to have the co-requisite waived.

There may continue to be changes to the Spring 2016 schedule up until the opening of Add/Drop, so please recheck the schedule from time to time and again just before you add or drop courses.

You can use the above link to view the schedules from Academic Year 2014-2015 (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) and Academic Year 2013-2014 (Fall 2013 & Spring 2014). To view these schedules, select “Archives” at the top of the page.

Frequently Asked Questions about Priority Registration

Waiting Lists for Selected Law School Courses

We maintain online waiting lists for certain courses during the Add/Drop period. Except for Clinicals, we do not have waiting lists during Priority Registration. Please see “Waiting Lists for Law School Courses” (PDF) for further information on how the waiting list process will work and which courses have waiting lists.

Course Descriptions

As you review the detailed course descriptions available through the link below, please note that the Temple Law School course numbering system provides some information that will be helpful in your course selection process.

  • 0700 to 0799 = clinical courses offered in Philadelphia
  • 0800 to 1100 = writing seminars offered in Philadelphia (0900 to 0902 are Guided Research)
  • 0400 to 0699, and 5000 or higher = other courses offered in Philadelphia

Some course numbers begin with a letter, indicating as follows:

  • J = offered in the Spring in Japan program
  • R = offered in the Summer in Rome program
  • W = offered in Washington, DC
  • G = offered in an LLM program

Course schedules from past academic years are also available. To view these schedules, select “Archives” at the top of the Course Schedules page.