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

  • October 14, 2013
    The 18th Annual Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament held at Sycuan Golf Resort on Friday, October 11 raised...
  • 6th Annual Alumni Association Judicial Officers Mixer
    October 4, 2013
    In a long standing tradition, retired Superior Court Commissioner Gary Bloch '81 gathered distinguished guests from the state and federal benches...
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Honored as "Diversity Pipeline Architect" by CLEO
    October 2, 2013
    The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Council recognized Thomas Jefferson School of Law as one of its "45 for 45" honorees...
  • Third Annual NSLNC Continues to Raise the Bar
    September 24, 2013
    By Jonathan Stahler (3L), NSLNC Assistant to the Director   The Third Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) held at Thomas...
  • TJSL Welcomes ABA President
    September 24, 2013
    Immigration, lack of access to attorneys in rural areas, boosting student diversity in legal education and incubator programs are among the topics...