Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

  • Address: 1719 North Broad Street, Klein Hall Philadelphia, USA PA 19122
  • Email: intllaw@temple.edu
  • Phone: 215.204.1448
  • Summary:

    The Temple University Beasley School of Law is named in honor of James E. Beasley, Sr., a legendary Philadelphia trial lawyer and a member of the class of 1956, in gratitude for one of the largest gifts given to an American law school at the time. Jim Beasley was, in many ways, the consummate “Temple Lawyer” – tenacious, hard-working, and committed to helping people who had nowhere else to turn. Born to a working-class family in West Philadelphia, Beasley attended Temple University on the GI Bill and then enrolled in Temple Law School. He went on to establish his own firm, now known as The Beasley Firm, and became nationally known as an outstanding litigator with several landmark verdicts. His transformative gift has helped to ensure that new Temple Lawyers will have what it takes to succeed on their terms for generations to come.


    Temple University Beasley School of Law is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty is dedicated to preparing students to enter and continue in the legal profession with the highest level of skill possible, with a firm commitment to principles of professional responsibility, and with a sense of personal obligation to lead and to serve the communities in which they live and practice. We are dedicated to our traditional ideal of making opportunities for legal education accessible to talented students who might otherwise not have the opportunity and those who might encounter barriers due to race, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, or other personal characteristics. The Law School seeks to maintain and strengthen our longstanding tradition of accessibility and diversity in order to pursue the goals of excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.