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Trial Advocacy, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The LL.M. in Trial Advocacy curriculum at Temple University integrates the development of theory and theme, persuasive storytelling, extemporaneous speech and effective use of technology in the courtroom. The program is performance based, featuring a “learn by doing” approach.

Overview

Program Overview

At the forefront of teaching Trial Advocacy, Temple University Beasley School of Law has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top three trial advocacy programs in the country for more than twenty years.

Designed for the practicing attorney, the program is a one-year, 24-credit degree program. Classes are scheduled on most of the Thursday evenings throughout the semester from 6 – 9 PM and, in addition to the August Bootcamp, students must attend scheduled performance weekends on our Philadelphia campus (see tentative schedule, below). Our distance-learning component allows students not residing in the tri-state area to stream the Thursday evening lectures and demonstrations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art of Advocacy
  • Evidence for Trial Lawyers
  • Speech Making & Persuasive Writing
  • Jury Dynamics
  • Jury Trials

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1127 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1127 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1127 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1127 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    874 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 874 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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