JD Programs

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Professor Templin teaching class

The Juris Doctor program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers a rich variety of courses, concentration areas and clinical programs in addition to our special Academic Centers, which have their own certificate programs.

 

Our academic programs are designed to train you to be an attorney but also to offer you career-enhancing experiences that will enrich your professional and personal life.

 

While earning your J.D., you can get actual hands-on courtroom experience, work with real clients, perform pro bono and community-service work, participate in amazingly varied externships, study law overseas and travel the country with our competition teams.

 

 

Clinical Programs

 

The law school has clinical programs that will provide you with real-life experience:  Mediation, Pro Bono, Tax Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, The Small Business Law Center, Arts and Entertainment Law Project, Patent Clinic, Trademark Clinic and Externships.

 

Legal Writing

 

Our legal writing program is highly-ranked and one of the first in the nation to be taught primarily by tenure and tenure-track professors.

 

Criminal Law, IP and Sports Law and Policy Fellowship Programs

 

Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers two exciting fellowship programs for students interested in Intellectual Property (IP) Law and Criminal Law.

 

Academic Specialties

 

The academic specialties we offer at TJSL are among our greatest strengths – Intellectual Property Law, International Business, Investment & Trade, Entertainment and Sports Law, Legal Practice Specialty, Human Rights Specialty, Criminal Law Specialty, Policy & Jurisdiction and Civil Rights & Liberties and Family Law.

 

JD-MBA

 

Thomas Jefferson school of Law also offers a combined JD-MBA degree in partnership with San Diego State University’s highly regarded College of Business Administration.

 

Study Abroad / Exchange Programs

 

One of the most exciting opportunities at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is the option to participate in our Study Abroad programs. TJSL offers summer study programs in Hangzhou, China and Nice, France, as well as exchange opportunities with law schools in Europe and Canada.