« on: July 05, 2008, 08:45:52 PM »
I'll be attending Temple starting in August and honestly I was sold on every aspect of the school. The only issue I ever had with it was its location. My understanding is that most people commute to the law school from various areas around the city. I currently live in the suburbs and plan on taking regional rail every day. The rail line drops you off right on campus. In addition, if you have to stay a little later at night apparently the campus is lit up like it's Vegas.
It is true that the area around the campus is pretty rough and Philly's crime problem has been garnering significant negative press for the past few years, but overall I don't believe it's a huge issue for attending law school there.
Otherwise Temple is probably the best school in the city besides Penn, but they like to send a lot of their grads to the north and south of us. I have a family friend who told me that Temple's alumni network is very strong and that Temple alum hire their own a lot of the time which if true to any extent will give you a leg up on your job hunt. Anyways I am rambling a bit, but I am a self-admitted quasi-cityphobe and location is not a huge issue to me anymore although I admit it was a consideration for me when deciding on school.