The best legal education offers both thoughtful exploration of the big ideas that drive us as a society and hands-on exposure to the skills that make good lawyers such effective problem solvers. The Temple Law practicum is a unique experiential learning opportunity where a student and full-time faculty member engage collaboratively to solve a problem for a real client, often with the help of a practicing attorney.

Each practicum experience is unique. Students are responsible for finding their own placements and design the practicum in partnership with a faculty member and outside practitioner. Placements involve the actual practice of law and take place in a non-profit, judicial or governmental setting and select for-profit settings. Students work a minimum 10-12 hours per week, meet regularly with a faculty supervisor, attend four classes throughout the semester, and produce a final work product assigned by their faculty supervisor.

Placements

Temple practicum placements have included work with the following organizations:

  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • International Office of Migration
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Judicial Center
  • United States Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office
  • Community Legal Services
  • ACLU
  • Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Chester County District Attorney’s Office
  • Bucks County Defender’s Office
  • Women Against Abuse
  • Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Juvenile Law Center
  • Aramak – Compliance Department