Thomas Jefferson School of Law proudly offers one of the most outstanding, professional law school facilities in the nation. Our award-winning new campus is earning rave reviews from students, alumni and the entire community, especially for its student-friendly design and distinctive features. Spacious stadium seating classrooms, a state-of-the-art moot courtroom and easy access to faculty and administrative services are just a few of the new facility's many attributes.
The stunning, eight-story building, with its iconic chevron roof, is an integral part of the downtown San Diego community and is already a popular landmark in San Diego’s vibrant East Village. The law school is located just a few blocks from the San Diego Padres Petco Park and a half-block away from the city's brand new central library.
The 305,000 square-foot facility is ultra-modern, technologically cutting-edge and unique among American law schools. It features "smart classrooms," outdoor terraces for relaxing or studying in the year-round San Diego sunshine, two floors of comfortable library seating, a contemporary 50s style student lounge and a thriving legal clinic. Opening this year is an on-site restaurant, complete with a "grab-and-go" section for students in a hurry, as well as full-service catering for the school's academic, student and alumni events.
The campus is situated within walking distance of the exciting restaurants and nightclubs in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter and is conveniently close to all of the downtown federal and state courthouses and law firms. It also is one short block away from the "Entrada," the 172-unit apartment complex the school has available for TJSL's students. Access to three major freeways is nearby and San Diego's mass transit trolley system has a station just across the street from the school's entrance.
The design and architecture of the new TJSL are meant to be welcoming and friendly, with touches of bold art and bright colors as counterpoint to the serious business of training lawyers.
Our new campus is a fitting home for a law school that is innovative, student-centered and blazing trails into emerging areas of law globally. We invite you to experience the new Thomas Jefferson School of Law through the photo tour below.