Welcome to The Temple 10-Q, the electronic newsletter turned blog about business law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Temple Law School has for many years deservedly been seen as a national leader in a number of fields, including trial advocacy, international law, and legal research and writing. But members of the Temple Law community have made important business law contributions that have not received the same level of recognition. This blog is meant to help fill in that part of the Temple picture.

What has Temple achieved in business law? A great deal:

    • Many alumni have developed extremely successful business law careers, becoming general counsels of major corporations, leading partners at national and international business law firms, and senior regulators of the larger economy. Others have built innovative businesses as founders and executives.
    • Our students participate in sophisticated experiential business law programs, including partnerships with the Business School and private employers, which give them an edge in the market for business law services.
    • Members of Temple’s faculty have published leading scholarly and practical works on business law, held senior leadership positions in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, and worked on major business law reforms (including contributing to the drafting of the Uniform Commercial Code), among other things.
    • The Law School has recently hosted speeches and major conferences presenting the work of business law luminaries such as Leo Strine (Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court), Douglas Baird (University of Chicago), Lynn LoPucki (UCLA), and Robert Hillman (Cornell).

Many members of Temple Law’s community are, in other words, engaged in business law practice in some way. This blog serves to organize this aspect of the community.

The Temple 10-Q features regular contributions by alumni, students, and faculty on various aspects of their business law work. We also welcome features about accomplishments by community members and publicize upcoming business law events of interest.

The ultimate goal of The Temple 10-Q is to build a community around our business law work. We hope The Temple 10-Q helps to energize Temple’s business law community by creating a forum through which we can educate and inform one another of our work. If you have questions, comments – or suggestions for contributions – please contact us.

—Jonathan C. Lipson, Andrea Monroe, Jonathan Broder, Editors, The Temple 10-Q