Gregory N. Mandel
Dean and Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Welcome to Temple University Beasley School of Law. I hope, as you browse this website, that you will quickly learn what is most important to us at Temple Law School: people. I mean this in two senses: first, that we are a community that cherishes our people – our faculty, staff, students, and alumni all mean a great deal to us and to one another, and second, that we believe that the law fulfills its highest purpose when it is responsive to the needs of the people it was created to serve.

Temple Law School is a community of exceptional people. At its heart is our extraordinary faculty. They are leading voices in numerous fields whose scholarship and service shape the law in powerful ways. The law school faculty are dedicated educators who have been recognized for their innovative and inspirational teaching with eight Lindback Awards, four Great Teacher Awards, and a national Best Law Teacher selection.

Our law school is equally enriched by our extraordinary and passionate students. They come from across the country and around the world and share with us an astounding diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and ambitions.  Our unique admissions process, which focuses on each individual, our commitment to affordability, and our well-developed alumni mentoring programs are all intended to attract the best and brightest minds from all walks of life and support them as they pursue the highest ideals of our profession.

Our mission of providing a superior, affordable, and accessible legal education to a diverse student body informs everything we do. It is part of what drives us to be at the forefront of exploring how law schools can contribute to shaping society. Long before it was a standard part of the law school curriculum elsewhere, our mission led us to make experiential training an integral part of a Temple legal education. Many students tell us that the opportunity to make real change in the life of a client or a community through one of our experiential programs is what made law come alive for them.

I hope you will take the time to explore our website and learn more about our programs, our curriculum, and, yes, our people. I hope, too, that you will be inspired to become one of those people yourself, and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you in person to Temple Law School.

Gregory N. Mandel

Dean and Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law