Temple Law Review Print
Volume 92, No. 4, Summer 2020
Essays

In the 1927 debut volume of Temple Law Quarterly (later renamed Temple Law Review), Charles E. Beury, then-university president, pleaded to current and future editors: “Talk Temple! Talk Temple and—write Temple! Do everything in your power to make our University known . . . .” Almost a century later, Temple Law Review still heeds this call to “write Temple” […]

By Brittany R. Steane [PDF]

On October 24 and 25, 2019, twenty-three former Fellows of the Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship Program gathered at Temple University Beasley School of Law to celebrate the program’s contributions to legal education. This celebration included presentations of papers organized around the theme of “Disrupting Hierarchies in Legal Education.” That theme was especially appropriate given the disruptive impact of the Freedman […]

By Alicia Kelly & Richard K. Greenstein [PDF]

Temple University School of Law offered the Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship Program for four decades beginning in the 1970s, assisting to establish post-J.D. teaching fellowships as a well-recognized path into legal academia. Over the two-year fellowship, Freedman Fellows taught multiple legal writing courses and one doctrinal course, collaborated with faculty teaching doctrinal courses, attended faculty meetings, and received guidance in […]

By Byron G. Stier [PDF]

A fundamental obstacle to the success of legal education’s practice-readiness movement is the “bifurcated faculty.” Most law schools continue to operate a two-tiered system in which a group of elite-credentialed “doctrinal” faculty enjoy the generous compensation, security, and privileges associated with tenure, while an underclass of contract faculty teach work-intensive “skills” courses for lower pay and lesser status. This Essay […]

By Rachel Arnow-Richman [PDF]

The hiring market for tenure-track non–legal writing positions is a world unto itself with its own lingo (i.e., “meat market” and “FAR form”), its own unwritten rules (i.e., “Do not have two first-year courses in your preferred teaching package.”), and carefully calibrated expectations for candidates and schools with respect to the process and timing of hiring. These norms and […]

By Cody J. Jacobs [PDF]

Lawyers do not reflect the racial diversity in the United States. The legal profession continues to struggle with ways to achieve and maintain racial diversity. Law schools play a critical role in the path to practice, and therefore an examination of the barriers to the profession they create is warranted. This Essay critiques the overreliance on standardized testing in […]

By Deseriee A. Kennedy [PDF]

Throughout U.S. legal education’s history, a small number of elite law schools have produced the vast majority of law professors. Although law professor hiring is now more inclusive in certain respects, the law school an aspiring professor attended continues to serve as a powerful predictor of hiring market success. Some scholars have maintained that this preference for graduates of […]

By Milan Markovic [PDF]

Antony van Leeuwenhoek grew lice in his socks. Curious to learn how many lice would appear, the man who would go on to be called the father of microbiology put two female lice into a clean sock, put it on, tied it tight at the top, and wore it around. After two weeks, he had enough of the […]

By Michelle M. Mello [PDF]

Policy is a powerful tool that can improve health and wellbeing by addressing specific risks or impacting social conditions that are drivers of health and quality of life. But governmental policies can vary immensely from one jurisdiction to another. Surveillance of policies at the local level can help facilitate evidence-based policy adoption between cities, states, and beyond. This Essay […]

By Shelley A. Hearne & Katrina Forrest [PDF]

Medicaid is at the core of the opioid overdose epidemic. Both state and federal government reactions continue to shape the outcomes of this epidemic while death rates in some states continue to increase. There is a strong correlation between those suffering from opioid use disorder and those eligible for Medicaid. Most significantly, individuals with opioid use disorder enrolled in […]

By Nicolas P. Terry [PDF]