The city of Philadelphia is an important part of the Temple Law School experience. Students’ academic programs are enhanced daily by the cultural and intellectual life of this beautiful and vibrant city. And Temple students are not alone in this experience. With 300,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and 80 regional colleges and universities, Philadelphia boasts the second largest student concentration on the East Coast.
Attending law school in the fifth largest city in the country has definite advantages. Philadelphia is home to state and federal courts at every level, countless law firms, large and small, dozens of municipal agencies, and hundred of other legal employers.
Philadelphia is not only the “city of brotherly love” and the “place that loves you back,” it is the city where American democracy was born. Temple law students are proud to say they attend school in the city. Despite its size, Philadelphia is a very livable city and boasts a rich diversity of residential neighborhoods, many of which function like small towns with their own character, architectural style, schools, parks, restaurants, and shops. There’s no better way to experience Philadelphia than to walk through the streets of this “city of neighborhoods.” From the cobblestoned streets of Society Hill to the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Rittenhouse Square, the easily navigable grid and compact blocks of the downtown area make Philadelphia a walker’s delight.
But – don’t just take our word for it – The New York Times recently declared Philadelphia as one of the newest destination cities and ranked it #3 on its list of 52 places to go in 2015, while The Huffington Post says Philadelphia is the most underrated city in America.