Course Schedules and Descriptions

2020 Philadelphia Summer Session

Temple Law School will offer a Summer Session (PDF) with online synchronous classes running from May 18 through July 2 and Graduate Tax Program online synchronous classes running from May 18 through July 22. Exams for J.D. courses will be administered on the evenings of July 6 and July 8. Exams for Graduate Tax Program courses will be administered on the evenings of July 27 and July 29. Once classes have begun, further information will be provided on the type, date, and time of the exam for each exam course. Students are expected to be available to take exams during this time frame. In addition, JD students will be able to take one course provided through asynchronous online distance education, as described below.


Students may register for a maximum of six (6) credits. Interested students should submit registration requests, using the form provided on the Law School web site, by 3:00 pm on May 6, 2020. Registration requests will be processed after May 6. Students will be notified to check that their summer rosters are complete. For limited enrollment courses, priority will be given to students based on: 1) their having submitted their requests by 3:00 pm on May 6, 2020, 2) their class year, 3) evening or day status, and 4) specific needs with respect to meeting graduation requirements. Requests submitted after 3:00 pm on May 6, 2020 will be processed as they are received. Requests should be submitted on the attached form (PDF) as an email attachment. Submit requests to: Kelly Butts, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs (

Fall 2020 Registration

The Fall 2020 schedule shows the CRNs (Course Reference Numbers) for all courses where registration can be performed through Banner.

Use this schedule to plan your Fall 2020 Priority Registration. Click the following link for instructions and dates for Fall 2020 Priority Registration: Fall 2020 Priority Registration (PDF). The dates for Fall 2020 Priority Registration are also available in a chart format (PDF).

Students who are in the Integrated Programs – ITP and ITAP – should review the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 schedules for ITP and ITAP (PDF).

Waiting Lists for Selected Law School Courses

We maintain online waiting lists for certain courses during the Add/Drop period which will occur from January 2 to January 10 (closes at 11:59 AM). Please see “Waiting Lists for Law School Courses” (PDF) for further information on how the waiting list process will work and which courses have waiting lists.

Course Descriptions

As you review the detailed course descriptions, please note that the Temple Law School course numbering system provides some information that will be helpful in your course selection process.

  • 0700 to 0799 = experiential courses offered in Philadelphia
  • 0800 to 1100 = writing seminars offered in Philadelphia (0900 to 0902 are Guided Research)
  • 0400 to 0699, and 5000 or higher = other courses offered in Philadelphia

Some course numbers begin with a letter, indicating as follows:

  • J = offered in the Spring in Japan program
  • R = offered in the Summer in Rome program
  • W = offered in Washington, DC
  • G = offered in an LLM program

Course schedules from past academic years are also available. To view these schedules, select the semester from the “Past Semesters” dropdown at the top of the Course Schedules page.