How do I accept my seat in the entering class?

To accept your seat in the fall 2017 entering class you must submit an initial admission deposit of $150. For students accepted prior to April 1st, this deposit is due by April 15, 2017. Students who are accepted to the law school after April 1st must submit their deposit within 10 days from the date of acceptance on their admission letter. A second deposit of $250 is due by June 15, 2017 from all incoming students.

The first and second deposits are credited toward tuition. Both deposits are non-refundable and failure to register will result in a forfeiture of both the first and second deposit. You must also have a final, official transcript from the institution conferring your undergraduate degree, showing completion of all requirements for the degree and the receipt of the degree prior to matriculation in August, 2017, forwarded to our office directly from your undergraduate institution. Click here for more information on making your deposit.

Can I visit the law school?

We encourage all accepted students to visit the law school, tour the facilities, interact with the faculty, students and staff, and if possible, sit in on a first year class. We have a number of visitation options available and you can chose one which is convenient for you. To schedule a visit please contact the Admissions Office at 800-560-1428. Click here for more information on visiting the law school.

When are financial aid awards made?

Financial aid awards are made throughout the spring and summer months. Applicants are advised that official awards are made after have received your first tuition deposit. Upon request, however, an preliminary financial aid package is available from the Law School Financial Aid office if your FAFSA application is on file with our office. To request a preliminary award letter please contact the Law School Financial Aid Office at 215-204-8943 or lwfinaid@temple.edu.

Merit based scholarship awards are made at the time of admission to the law school.  Students who have been awarded a merit based scholarship will receive a scholarship award letter with their acceptance letter.

Detailed information on the financial aid application process and the types of aid available can be found on the financial aid page of the law school website. You are always welcome to contact the Law School Financial Aid Office at (215) 204-8943 or via e-mail at lwfinaid@temple.edu with any questions you may have.

When do classes begin?

Orientation and Registration for first year students will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Attendance is mandatory for all first-year students. The Legal Research & Writing and Litigation Basics classes both begin the following day, August 22nd, and the rest of your courses will begin on Monday, August 28th. Please check the law school’s Academic Calendar for more information.

How do I select my courses and schedule?

You don’t have to worry about selecting courses for your first year. The first year of law school is a mandated curriculum and class scheduling and section assignments are made by the Office of Academic Affairs. Section assignments and schedules will not be available until the week before classes begin in August.

Day division courses are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. You should expect to have classes every day, although you may not have classes for a full day every day of the week.

Evening division classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

Click here for more information on the first-year curriculum.

When will I receive my bill and when is tuition due?

Bills for the fall semester will be sent via email at the end of July. They will be due by the date noted on the bill, which will be sometime during the first week of August. Any financial aid which has been approved for you by the date the bill is printed will be shown as a credit on your bill.

When will I receive my Temple e-mail address?

Once you have submitted your initial admissions deposit and have been entered as an incoming law student in the University database we will email you instructions for creating your Temple email address.  Your email address also serves as your username to log on to the online services available to law students including Blackboard, and Self-Service Banner where  you can view your course registration information, billing and financial aid records.

Is there any way for me to communicate with other entering students?

Yes. The law school has set up a group on Facebook for incoming Temple Law Students.  The group is called Temple Law Class of 2020/2021. The Facebook site provides all entering students the opportunity to communicate with their new classmates. In prior years, students have found this helpful in getting to know one another, finding roommates and learning more about Philadelphia. The site is open to only admitted students and after you log on to join it typically takes 1-2 days for us to approve your request.

When will I know who my professors are and what books to buy?

This information will be available the week before classes begin in August and will be posted on the Admitted Student Group on Blackboard, the law school’s online course management system.  Since incoming students are not assigned to their sections until the week prior to the start of classes we are not able to provide you with that information any earlier.

Is there a required summer reading list?

No. Read what you enjoy over the summer, but do read! If you are looking for suggestions, we have asked the faculty to make some recommendations on law-related fiction and non-fiction books.

Later in the summer, there may be some general, introductory reading that must be read before classes begin and that material will be posted online when it is available.

How can I be classified as a Pennsylvania resident?

The law school does not make residency determinations for tuition purposes. All residency determinations are made by the Residency Certification staff in the University Office of Academic Records. Generally, a student who comes to Pennsylvania primarily or solely for the purpose of pursuing his or her education will not be considered a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes. A student may challenge his or her non-resident classification by submitting a residency application to the University Office of Academic Records. Students considering a challenge to a non-resident classification should be aware that choosing to live in campus-related or university housing may raise a barrier to reclassification.  Click here for application materials and more information.

Are there Health Insurance Plans available for law students?

Yes. Temple University and the American Bar Association offer health plans for law students. Although the rates and plan information for the 2017-2018 academic year will not be available until late summer you can obtain the current information and rates at:

Temple University Student Health Insurance or at 215-204-1321

Student Insurance Division
300 1st Avenue South
Suite 400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(800) 237-0903

Benefits through Temple will not be available until September 1, 2017.

Is there parking available close to the law school?

Yes, there are several University parking lots within a few blocks of both Klein and Barrack Halls. Students can chose the parking option and lot which is most convenient to them. Detailed information will be available in late July about obtaining parking. There is no benefit to signing up for parking before August because there is not a parking shortage and you must begin to pay for parking as soon as you sign up for it.  Click here for more information on parking options.

Is the Law School accessible by public transportation?

Yes. Temple University’s main campus and the law school is easily accessible by bus, subway and train.

  • By Broad Street Subway: All local Broad Street subway trains stop at Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue).
  • By “4” and “16” Bus: The “4” and “16” bus stops on Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Berks Mall and Norris Street.
  • By “3” Bus: The “3” bus stops on Cecil B. Moore Avenue from 11th Street to Broad Street.
  • By “23” Trolley: The “23” trolley stops on 12th Street (southbound) and 11th Street (northbound) at Berks Mall, Montgomery Avenue and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
  • By SEPTA Regional High Speed Lines: All lines stop at Temple University Station, 10thand Berks Streets.

Please refer to the SEPTA web site for more information.

Contact J.D. Admissions
800-560-1428
215-204-5949
lawadmis@temple.edu

Temple Law Financial Aid
215-204-8943
800-560-1428
lwfinaid@temple.edu