Thomas Guernsey

 
Dean Thomas Guernsey
Thomas Guernsey
President and Dean
Professor of Law
LL.M., Temple University School of Law;
J.D., Wayne State University, cum laude;
B.A., University of Michigan, with distinction
Phone: (619) 961-4272

Prior to coming to TJSL in July 2013, Dean Guernsey has most recently served as a member of the faculty at Albany Law School and served as its Dean from 2002-2011. Additionally, he previously served as Dean, Professor of Law and Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University, as well as Associate Dean and Professor of Law at University of Richmond. His contributions at Albany were significant in placing the school on a solid financial footing, dramatically improving its academics and increasing its stature in the community. Dean Guernsey is active in national legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.

 

In 2011, Dean Guernsey was awarded the Trustee’s Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by Albany Law School to an individual who has demonstrated a record of exemplary support and dedication to the advancement of Albany Law School. Trustees and alumni established the Dean Thomas F. Guernsey Faculty Research and Scholarship Endowment in his honor to support faculty research and scholarship. He also received the Faculty Scholarship Legacy Award in honor of his efforts advancing faculty scholarship at Albany Law School, and the Legacy Award from the Center for Excellence in Law Teaching for his efforts advancing teaching at Albany Law School. Dean Guernsey was also named a University of Richmond Distinguished Educator in 1983 and 1989.

 

Dean Guernsey has taught evidence, criminal law, criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He has practice experience in disability law litigation and legal aid, and has served as a consultant/trainer in interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation and trial practice for various legal, public service, government, insurance, business, medical and banking organizations.

News

  • May 30, 2014
    The new Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors were sworn in by Dean Thomas Guernsey on Wednesday, May 28 in the Moot...
  • April 29, 2014
    It was a great day to be at the ball park on Saturday, April 12 for the Annual Alumni Tailgate party!   More than 200 TJSL faculty, staff,...
  • TJSL Hosts Discussion on Homelessness
    March 21, 2014
    On March 12, 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law hosted a panel titled Downtown San Diego Homelessness: Its Implications and Solutions, a public...
  • February 18, 2014
    This year’s Barristers Ball held on February 14 on the USS Midway was a major success with over 500 people attending.   “I want to...
  • February 5, 2014
    Joe Benson ’00 and Ben Bingham ’00 hosted the Las Vegas Alumni Reception at their firm Benson & Bingham on Thursday, January 30. The...