Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

Admissions: Temple University (Beasley)

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 4,651
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,869
Overall acceptance rate 40.2%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 303
Number of full-time program applicants 4,194
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,737
Full-time acceptance rate 41.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 239
Number of part-time program applicants 457
Number of part-time program acceptances 132
Part-time acceptance rate 28.9%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 64
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.11-3.61
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 159-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.14-3.6
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 160-163
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.89-3.65
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 156-161

Careers: Temple University (Beasley)

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar PA
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 86.7%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 304
Graduates employed at graduation 66.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 91.4%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $69,000
Median private sector starting salary $125,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 60%
Median public service starting salary $45,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 2.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 14.7%
Percent employed in government 14.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 16.2%
Percent employed in law firms 45.7%
Percent employed in public interest 6.8%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 4.5%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 69%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 20
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 84.2%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 0.4%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.4%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 8.3%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.2%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Planning Office provides individual counseling, group information sessions, and on and off campus interviewing programs. Through the online Career Planning Manager, students can search job postings, participate in recruiting programs and apply for jobs. The Office also provides special support for judicial clerkships, public interest careers and international opportunities.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 79.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 14.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.0%