Many of the opportunities offered through Temple Law’s Experiential Programs, as well as many summer jobs where court appearances are expected, require students to receive certification to practice in court.

In Pennsylvania, Bar Admission Rules 321 and 322 govern student certification. Please note that students must complete three (3) full time semesters (or the equivalent.) Students are also required to be of good character and competent legal ability. In order to meet these requirements, Temple Law requires that students must have completed the basic trial advocacy course and earned at least a “C” in Evidence. Students should contact their employers immediately after being hired and should plan to complete the necessary paperwork at least three weeks in advance of the date needed for certification.

If any student has a question, needs to be certified in any other state, or needs assistance in any regard please contact Director of Experiential Programs Jen Bretschenider.

Download The Student Certification Application Packet