National Jurist Magazine has recognized Temple Law School as a Best School for Practical Training, assigning the school a grade of A-. Only one other regional school was included in the report.
The rankings are based on the number and type of experiential learning opportunities offered by each school, with clinical courses given the most weight. Also included were externships, simulation courses, interschool competitions, and experiential innovations unique to individual schools.
The accolade comes in the wake of additional recognition from US News and World Report, which recently ranked Temple 53rd overall, and the National Law Journal, which ranked Temple 35th among Go-To Law Schools.
Temple has been widely recognized as a leader in experiential legal education for more than a half century. The school’s clinical program was established with the opening of the Temple Legal Aid Clinic in 1953. Today, in addition to the three in-house clinics offered through the Temple Legal Aid Office, Temple offers two clinics in social justice lawyering at the Sheller Center for Social Justice, and more than two dozen external clinics in a wide variety of settings. Many students also take advantage of Temple’s other elective experiential offerings, which include award-winning integrated programs in trial advocacy and transactional law, immersive summer experiences in D.C. and Philadelphia, and our unique Practicum program. Additionally, Temple Law’s first year curriculum includes Introduction to Transactional Skills and Litigation Basics, hailed by National Jurist Magazine as among the 15 most innovative ideas in experiential legal education.
The full report can be found here.