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Temple Law Scholars Program

Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and the Temple University College of Liberal Arts have created a program for exceptional students who plan on attending law school. The Temple Law Scholars Program provides an opportunity for outstanding students to gain provisional admission to Temple University’s Beasley School of Law at the same time they are accepted into the College of Liberal Arts. As Temple Law Scholars, students will spend their undergraduate years in Temple's Honors Program following the Liberal Arts major of their choice, after which they will enroll in Temple’s Beasley School of Law, leading to the degree of Juris Doctor.

 

This highly selective program provides an enriched undergraduate experience that prepares students for the challenges of law school and legal careers. Students enrolled in the Temple Law Scholars program benefit from special opportunities, such as:

In order to provide these unique educational opportunities, the program will be kept small. We anticipate that no more than 20 students per class will participate.

 

 

Admission

In order to be considered for the Temple Law Scholars Program, an applicant must be accepted into the Honors Program of the College of Liberal Arts. It is also expected that he or she should:

 

Applying

Along with general Temple undergraduate admission application materials, students must submit a Temple Law Scholars application, an essay that responds to a specific topic assigned by the Temple Law Scholars Admissions Committee, and a letter of recommendation. An interview may be requested.

 

Applications received before March 1 will receive priority treatment by the Temple Law Scholars Admissions Committee. Applications must be received by April 1 to be considered.

 

 

Two Options

The Law Scholars Program offers two options:

4/3 Option: Enriched Experience – This option allows the student to have a full undergraduate experience. Upon successful completion of four years in the Honors Program, the student receives a Bachelor's Degree in his or her chosen major(s) within the College of Liberal Arts, and the law degree is awarded after three years of law school.

3/3 Option: Accelerated Experience – This option is an accelerated version of the program which allows the student to begin study at the Beasley School of Law after three years of undergraduate work while enrolled in the Honors program. The student receives a Bachelor's Degree in his or her chosen major(s) within the College of Liberal Arts after completion of the first year of law school, and the law degree is awarded after three years of law school. This option is designed primarily for the older student with considerable life experience.

 

Students in either program option can request a one-year deferral between college and law school in order to gain relevant work experience.

 

 

Program Requirements

There are certain academic and service requirements that Law Scholars students are expected to fulfill during their undergraduate years. These include:

 

To apply to the TempleLaw Scholars Program, please complete the online application


For further information, please contact

Dr. Paul Crowe

Temple University

Department of Philosophy

1114 W. Berks St.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

 

pcrowe@temple.edu

 

 

 

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