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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EDIT: SJU, Temple, NU, Brooklyn updates
« on: February 05, 2005, 09:55:43 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.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EDIT: SJU, Temple, NU, Brooklyn updates
« on: February 04, 2005, 09:06:31 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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