Recognition of Academic Achievement
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is proud of its students’ extraordinary accomplishments and the recognition the law school earns for its academic programs.
For instance, the Moot Court, Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution teams last year won or performed extremely well at major regional and national competitions, often out-performing top tier law school teams.
The law school’s Legal Writing Program also received national recognition recently. The program was ranked 25th in the nation for 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.
Articles from the Thomas Jefferson Law Review have been cited in other prestigious law journals as well as in important court cases.
Thomas Jefferson students Jennifer Siverts, Anne Knight and Skye Resendes are three of only 15 law students across the nation to receive the highly competitive and highly coveted Burton Award for Legal Achievement for 2006, 2008 and 2010 respectively, for articles they wrote for the Thomas Jefferson Law Review.
2012 Fall Awards
In addition, Thomas Jefferson affords students the opportunity to qualify for the following individual achievement awards:
•CALI Award of Excellence: The Association of Assisted Legal Research awards the most outstanding student in each course.
•Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian Award: This award honors the memory of Charles "Ted" Bumer, a local civil rights attorney. The National Lawyers Guild presents an annual book award to the student who best personifies the ideals to which Ted devoted his life.
•Distinguished Honor Roll: Students whose performance within a given semester falls within the top ten percent of their class, and who have completed a minimum of at least two graded courses during that semester, will be placed on the Distinguished Honor Roll.
•Honor Roll: Students whose performance within a given semester falls outside the top ten percent but within the top thirty percent of their class will be placed on the Honor Roll.
•Jefferson Medal Award: Awarded to the student with the highest grade in each section of a course.
•The National Dean's List: Students earning Dean's List honors, comparable honors or those in the upper 10% of their class for a particular semester or summer session are nominated to this national program.
•Pro Bono Honors Award Program: This program is a project designed for Thomas Jefferson School of Law students to encourage and foster community-based volunteer legal service projects. The program offers students an opportunity to become involved in the community and also enhance their law school experience and practical legal skills.
•Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Each year students are recognized for academic achievement, service in the community and leadership in extracurricular activities.
•Witkin Award of Excellence: The Witkin Legal Institute awards the highest ranking student in each section of eligible courses.