The Continuing Bar Candidate (CBC) program offered by Thomas Jefferson School of Law demonstrates the school’s commitment to its graduates and their dreams of becoming licensed attorneys. The program is aimed at students who were unsuccessful at their first attempt at the California Bar Exam. The program is at no cost to our graduates.


The CBC program has four components and the program is free to our alumni:

  1. Review of candidate Bar letters and Bar graded materials;
  2. Substantive and skill-based lectures and workshops;
  3. The opportunity to submit essays and performance tests for personalized and graded feedback; and
  4. Mock bar exams to test the readiness of candidates as they march towards the testing date.

The school provides parking and various exam materials, including workshop materials and workbooks. Candidates are free to use whatever commercial material they wish; the program has no singular ties to any one commercial provider.


For students located outside of the San Diego County locale, the program offers distance-learning support through telephone and email consultations. Workshops and lectures are recorded and posted on the TWEN page for off-site access.


A brand new feature of our CBC program:  All CBC students will receive at no cost subscription access to Bar Secrets® substantive law lectures and performance test videos through an online portal accessible through PCs, macs, tablets or smartphone for on-demand 24-hour access if the student signs up for the CBC program by the announced deadline. This allows review of all California Bar-tested subjects no matter where the candidate is located.  These are the same lectures that our bar candidates review so it will provide a full substantive review of the subjects as students need it.


The CBC program will send out an invitation to graduates after bar results become public. An orientation session starts the program, and most of the meetings occur in the evenings, two times a week.


For further information please contact:


Professor Blair Matsumoto
(619) 961-4286


Professor Michael Neal
(619) 961-4280