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Where should I go next fall? / Re: EDIT: SJU, Temple, NU, Brooklyn updates
« on: February 05, 2005, 08:13:29 PM »
SleepyGuyYawn, I don't know of anyone who started paying out-of-state and got in-state status. The financial aid office can tell you the requirements.

mschuell, from what I hear around the school, job placement in the Philadelphia area is decent. The ease of getting a job of course depends on the employers (small firm? big firm? State government?), but Philly is literally swarming with Temple Law alumni, many of whom like talking to Temple Students about their law school days.

Getting a job at a top paying firm is difficult, but there are more than 500 smaller firms in the area as well as plenty of government agencies and judges who are hiring. The placement office also got some new folks - Dean Thompson is pretty popular among students and perceived as helpful and encouraging.

Well, back to work... have some stuff to finish up before the big game. I'll check back for questions tommorow.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: EDIT: SJU, Temple, NU, Brooklyn updates
« on: February 05, 2005, 11:55:43 AM »
Insights - generally, the instruction at Temple is excellent. In all but one of my regular 1L classes (Contracts, Torts, etc), I felt I got a good grounding in the law.

My biggest concern was with the Legal Research and Writing program. Anecdotally, favoratism was rampant in several of last year's classes, and some of the writing fellows exhibited behavior that was either unprofessional or inappropriate. Fortunately, the individuals giving rise to such controversy have left the school.

What I really like so far is the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program. Upper level students take Evidence and Trial Ad I in the fall semester, and a practical Civil Procedure course (different than the jurisdictional Civil Procedure taught to first years) and Trial Ad II in the spring Semester. The Trial Ad courses are basically application practice for the other courses, with the weekly assignments corresponding to the topics taught in the evidence or civ pro classes that week. For example, if the Evidence class covered admissible exhibits one week, the Trial Ad problems and live practice sessions would deal with use of exhbits in the courtroom. Most people seem to retain what they learned in lecture better after having to practice actually applying it. The trial ad classes are generally 12-person sections that take place in classrooms set up to look like small courtrooms.

Just my perspective on the good and the bad. If I had to choose schools all over again, I'd definitely choose Temple.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: EDIT: SJU, Temple, NU, Brooklyn updates
« on: February 04, 2005, 11:06:31 PM »
Hey best of luck to all of you who applied to Temple Law. I've had a good time at Temple so far - the atmosphere is nice, the people are chill, and the facilities are comfortable.

I never thought I'd see 11 pages with lots of talk about Temple :o

And pre-emptive strike: 162/3.48, but that was 2 years ago. I don't know what the admissions standards are now.

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