Temple University: Beasley School of Law


Temple University
Beasley School of Law


Temple Law is over 100 years old and is recognized as one of the most prominent law schools in the country for trial advocacy, legal writing, and international law. Temple is currently ranked #2 in trial advocacy, #13 in legal writing, and #12 in international law by U.S. News & World Report. Many of our faculty members have an international reputation for academic excellence and effective teaching.

A recent report by SuperLawyers ranked Temple Law #6 nationally for highest caliber and most practice-ready graduates. In 2017, the National Law Journal ranked Temple #35 on its list of the top 50 Go-To Law Schools. Temple Law is also ranked as one of the Best Schools for Practical Training by the National Jurist Magazine.

Established in 1974, our LL.M. program for foreign-trained law students is one of the oldest in the U.S. with nearly 1000 alumni around the world. We have a diverse student body, large faculty, and campuses and programs all over the world.

You will have the freedom to design a program of study tailored to your interests. With the exception of two required courses, you may select from over 180 courses in U.S. and international law offered each year. Please view the list of course descriptions for additional information. We offer our LL.M. students a flexible program that can be tailored to their varied needs and interests, as well as a specialized degree or a certificate in Taxation.

You will be enrolled in an introduction to U.S. legal systems course which will prepare you both for the substance and format of J.D. classes. You will also be in a legal research and writing class that will prepare you for the rigors of legal writing.

Temple Law boasts a large, world-class faculty. Over half of our faculty has taught in Temple's campuses abroad, demonstrating their global interests and sensitivity to needs of international students. Our distinguished professors are accomplished, approachable, supportive, and dedicated to preparing students for outstanding careers. Faculty offices surround the law school library, thus providing students convenient access and contact time.

Our Location 
We believe Philadelphia is the best place in the country for international students to study American law. The very foundation of the US legal system, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, were both drafted and signed here. Their spirit is memorialized in Independence National Park, which holds Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. There are several ongoing programs at these sites that provide students with resources and insights into the very fabric of American law, history, and government. In addition, Philadelphia is beautiful city of neighborhoods, arts venues, and vibrant nightlife.  A mere hour from New York City, and two hours from Washington, D.C. by train, Philadelphia is an ideal city from which to explore the major centers of the US eastern seaboard.

Application Procedure 
1-  Apply Online
2- Internet TOEFL of at least 88 or IELTS of 6.5 required unless waived
3-Application Fee

Tuition and Fees 
The cost of education at Temple Law is very reasonable, especially considering the quality of education and the many opportunities available at Temple. Current full time tuition and fees is $31,092. Financial Aid and Scholarships are available on a limited basis.

Contact Us 
John Smagula, Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Department of Graduate and International Programs
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
+ (215) 204-1285  
Graduate and Internationals Programs Website


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