Testimonials

Eric Bernsen
LCDR Eric Bernsen, Class of 2012
Navy MH-605 Helicopter Pilot (Veteran)

“I left active duty exactly 19 days before I started classes at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. It was a wild change, but the staff and faculty made the transition exceedingly easy. They were very supportive of my Navy Reserve duties and fully accepted the Post-9/11 GI Bill. There is no exaggeration saying the faculty is accessible, supportive and all-around amazing. Not only that, but the students are more like a family. Sure, there’s competition, but it’s not the rip-the-pages-out-of-your-book competition. TJSL has an environment that I didn’t experience at other schools. I am proud to be a TJSL graduate.” 

Jennifer McCollough
Lieutenant Jennifer McCollough, Class of 2013
Navy MH-605 Helicopter Pilot (Veteran)

“I was apprehensive about attending law school while on active duty, but it was obvious that the faculty and staff truly care about the students and our success. When a fellow pilot was killed, the staff adjusted my class schedule, enabling me to finish the semester and still be there to help his family in their time of need. The faculty is nothing short of amazing! I appreciate their ability to let different voices and opinions be heard. My academic and personal experience at Thomas Jefferson School of Law has provided me with a whole new perspective on life.”

Nicole Heffel
Nicole Heffel, Class of 2013
Master at Arms (Veteran)

“Coming to law school straight from active duty was difficult.  I encountered several separation issues that I was not anticipating.  The veteran community at Thomas Jefferson offered the support and resources I need to succeed.  Any time I have a question or I need assistance with my G.I. Bill, the staff is eager to assist.  If I need help in one of my classes, a fellow veteran is by my side showing me the way.  I am proud to be a student veteran at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.”

CPT Sarah Green, Class of 2012
CPT Sarah Green, Class of 2012
Army Judge Advocate (Active Duty)

"I went to law school under the U.S. Army Educational Delay program, with the purpose of joining the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) upon graduation. My experience at Thomas Jefferson School of Law was great; the student veteran population at TJSL is tight-knit, and I truly enjoyed the camaraderie. The professors are very knowledgeable and engaging, and I loved the variety in class choices. The school was also very supportive of veteran needs, and our military service and achievements were often recognized and celebrated. I couldn't have asked for a better law school experience."