LL.M. On Campus Online

Trial Advocacy

Temple University

12 months
1100 USD/credit 26400 USD/year
1100 USD/credit 26400 USD/year
1100 USD/credit 26400 USD/year
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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.


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.

Future Career

The Temple LL.M. in Trial Advocacy is an ideal fit for those who aspire to perfect their litigation tactics, remote advocacy, and courtroom performance. In addition, this program provides training and an introduction for students who wish to pursue teaching in academia. Prospective applicants are encouraged to speak with alumni who have completed the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Resume/CV
  • Official Law School Transcripts
  • Professional Reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.
  • $50 fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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