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A Night Owl Takes Flight – An Evening Student’s Open House Experience

The Temple Law Admitted Students Open House is a must if you are still on the fence about where to go to law school. Before the Open House I already had an idea about what Temple Law had to offer and if it would be a good fit for me; but attending the Open House sealed the deal. The experience made me feel like I was already a student here. The day was packed with different events to give you a perspective of the many offerings here at Temple Law. Before breaking out to mock classes, Dean Mandel gave a welcome speech, highlighting how Temple Law values diversity of professional and personal backgrounds. The breakout classes were a great way to get to know some of the professors here at Temple Law and get a feel of how a law school class is structured. One of my favorite part of the day was the presentations on areas of study, I attended the Business and Transactional Law session, and the Tax Law session offered by Professor …

Open House – Your First Introduction to Temple Law’s Community

As a prospective law school student, I wanted to remain in Philadelphia, but was willing to move elsewhere if I did not find a school that seemed like the right fit for me. I visited Temple without any idea of what to expect. I entered intimidated by the very thought of law school and left ready to start as soon as possible. I had a surprisingly wonderful experience at the Temple Law Open House because of the passionate faculty, exciting experiential learning, smoothly run programming for the day, and thoughtfulness toward the prospective students. Open House was an accurate representation of the Temple Law experience. I have a B.A. from a small liberal arts school and an M.A. from an Ivy League university, and Temple Law has some of the best professors with whom I have worked throughout my academic career. Law school is not easy and can feel overwhelming, but professors are genuinely invested in helping students and want us to do well. I am very proud to be a part of this community. …

Admissions Office Tips: Application Components

To kick off the start of application review season, our Assistant Director of Admissions breaks down the various application components to help potential law students apply as strategically as possible. Numerical Indicators One of the most common things on an applicant’s mind are the numerical indicators – the LSAT score and the UGPA. They can be intimidating factors for some applicants, or something to brag about for others. What’s important to remember is that the application process is about highlighting your strengths and putting your weaknesses into context. A strong application will do both. Taking the LSAT more than once isn’t bad – either is taking it only once. It all depends on the individual’s application, and no two applications look the same. Think about your LSAT score or scores – what story do they tell? If you’ve taken it only once, was that your ideal score? If you’ve taken it more than once, does it show a persistent effort to improve? Whatever your LSAT story is, make sure to frame it in a way …