It’s Business Time at Temple

In our ongoing effort to keep readers apprised of developments in Temple’s business law community, we wanted to share some recent news and an upcoming event of interest.

Running of the ITS

Eleanor W. Myers, Emeritus Faculty, and Course Director reports on the 1L’s recent experience in the Introduction to Transactional Skills (ITS) course.

11 faculty, 1 Associate Dean, 10 student TAs

            A team from the IT department

           35 practicing lawyers

This is the lineup for running ITS, Temple Law’s innovative, nationally recognized experiential opportunity for first-year students to put a restaurant deal together and help negotiate a solution when it falters. All 179 day students recently completed this 2-week intensive course designed to highlight client interviewing, counseling, and negotiating skills along with drafting exercises to give them an early opportunity to “practice law.” Some student reactions: “We had a blast!” “On the whole, the course was fantastic.” “I loved it.” “I actually felt like a lawyer for the first time.” And from the practicing lawyers who judged their final negotiations: “Students were very professional.” “Are you sure they were only 1 Ls?” “Unbelievably careful and organized.” “Very impressive.”

ITS was conceived by Temple’s business law faculty and designed by Professors David Hoffman, Edward Ellers, and Eleanor Myers. It utilizes a website specially designed by Temple’s IT department under the leadership of Shyam Nair. A slightly modified version of the class is provided to the evening 1L students during the spring semester under the leadership of Associate Dean Rob Bartow.

For more information or to volunteer for the final day, contact Eleanor Myers at

Compliance Center CLE

The Law School has developed a new Center for Compliance and Ethics, which will host a CLE Program on Monday, November 9th at the Union League. The CLE will offer six credits total including one ethics credit. Zane Memeger, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will serve as the Keynote Speaker at 12:30 p.m. Topics include:

  • Cybersecurity Risks
  • Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Compliance Due Diligence & Third Party Risk Assessment
  • Compliance Auditing & Monitoring
  • Personal Liability and Dodd-Frank Revisions

You can access the full program schedule here.

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