Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Temple Law

Temple Law School was founded for the purpose of expanding access to the legal profession by offering an exceptional legal education to a diverse student body, a commitment that continues to form a central part of our identity today. One important component of our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion is the recognition that we cannot rest on past accomplishments alone. We must center our commitment in the work we do today and the future we imagine for tomorrow.

What We’re Doing

Policies and Resources

You Belong Here

You belong here. Your identity, background, culture, heritage, ideas, experiences, and dreams are all essential parts of who you are and what you bring to your legal education. Temple Law’s student affinity groups are a celebration of our many differences, bound together by a common purpose: to build a diverse, inclusive community in which each member is supported on their path to joining the legal profession.

The Temple Law School Brehon Society is the Temple Chapter of the citywide Philadelphia Brehon Society, which offer students an opportunity to learn about Irish laws and culture through social, cultural, and intellectual activities. Stay in touch by email or on Facebook.

The Temple Law School Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a national organization of law students, lawyers and judges from around the country who are concerned with the difficult challenge of integrating their faith in Christ with the legal profession. Email CLS for more details.

The Temple Law School Jewish Law Student’s Association is a cultural, social, educational, and religious organization that reflects the varied interests of the Jewish student community of Temple Law School. Follow us on Instagram or email us to learn more.

Founded in 1935, the Justinian Society is a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian-ancestry and those who are interested in Italian history and culture. Check us out on Facebook or send us an email.

OutLaw is dedicated to issues that engage sexual orientation or gender identity and the law. Want to get involved? Send OutLaw an email.

The Temple Law School South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) provides support to its members and examines issues of concern to South Asians in the legal world. Have questions or want to join? Send us an email.

Veterans of Temple Law is a diverse law student organization founded with four purposes in mind: (1) to serve the veteran community; (2) to connect the outstanding prior and current service members that make up Temple Beasley School of Law with fellow veterans in Temple Law’s legal community; (3) to provide resources and information to Temple Law students interested in becoming a member of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps; and (4) to bring programming to Temple Law School that focuses on current legal issues facing veterans and the armed forces. Temple VetLaw is on Instagram @temple.vetlaw.

The Temple Law School Women’s Law Caucus has been active in dealing with problems that particularly concern women in law school as well as those confronting women in society generally. We can be reached anytime by email.

Recognition

Several publications that recognize the importance of diversity in law schools have acknowledged Temple University Beasley School of Law for our efforts. Recent examples include:

  • #10

    Greatest Resources for Women

    Princeton Review
    2020
  • #21

    Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools and Firms

    Lawyers of Color Magazine
    2019