Author: Jessie Shields (LAW '16)

Students at Temple Law School

Five Questions You Should Ask Your Law School Tour Guide

Law school is a major investment. When you’re considering which law schools to apply to, and where to ultimately attend, there are a number of factors to consider – tuition, scholarships, location, and job placement statistics, to name a few. Not to be overlooked, however, is the school’s community and culture. Campus visits offer a better glimpse of this than anything else. Law school tours provide a unique opportunity to ask a current student anything you want about the school, its student body, and whatever else you’re curious about. It can be hard to think of questions in the moment, however, so after almost three years of giving tours for Temple Law School, these are the five questions that I would recommend. What does the first-year curriculum look like? Most law schools offer the same doctrinal courses to first-year students. These include: Criminal Law, Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Property, and Legal Research and Writing. But there are variations in what else is available depending on where you go. And unless you ask the …

Philadelphia Art Museum

My Philly Neighborhood: Fairmount (aka the Art Museum Area)

Living in Fairmount is like living in the city, but with training wheels.

Fairmount—often referred to as the “Art Museum Area” due to its proximity to the Philadelphia Art Museum—is located just a mile and a half from the heart of Center City, but has all the perks of living in a small neighborhood. For example, there are less people, more parking spaces, and a variety of housing options for a fraction of the cost. I have lived in Philadelphia for over six years, and I spent five of those years living in Fairmount.