Mission Statement: The mission of the law school is to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive environment with attention to newly emerging areas of law, particularly those related to technological development, globalization and the quest for social justice.
TJSL's Board of Trustees is a group of highly distinguished professionals from many fields of endeavor, including the law, education, finance, business, government and law enforcement. Their collective experience and insight help to guide TJSL as we move forward on our journey to become one of the most innovative law schools in the world.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Diversity is the lifeblood of our law school. It isn’t an option; it’s an on-going commitment that comes from our core values.
We are ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2011 as the 33rd most diverse law school in the nation, based on the demographics of the student body.
“The School of Law is committed to helping diversify the profession through its admission practices and in the creation of an environment for faculty, staff and students that is inclusive and supportive of a diverse community,” said Dean Rudy Hasl.
In 2006, 2008 and 2011, Thomas Jefferson School of Law hosted the Council for Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Summer Institute. CLEO is an American Bar Association-affiliated organization that supports diversity in legal education.
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty has unanimously endorsed the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge.