On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Thomas Jefferson School of Law bar passers, their families and friends along with alumni, faculty and staff came together at the TJSL reception held on the 8th floor to celebrate being officially sworn-in to the state and federal bars.
“I would like to welcome all of you to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law,” said Dean Thomas Guernsey. “On behalf of the entire law school community I want to congratulate all of you who have passed the bar exam, I welcome you to the profession.”
As one of Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s newest attorneys, Shantal Gallardo ’14 is thrilled that this day has finally come. “This feels so amazing to be sitting on this side. I am so happy to have passed this final test! Knowing that I have passed the bar and have been sworn in is so surreal. I can’t believe it is over.”
Joscelyn Campbell ’14 is proud to say that he was first introduced to TJSL in June 2011 as a CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity) student and has now graduated, passed the bar and secured a position at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office. “This feels so amazing,” said Campbell. “It is so good to know that all of my hard work has paid off.”
TJSL Alumni Association President Jeremy Evans ’11 encouraged TJSL’s newest attorneys to stay involved. “And by getting involved I would like to suggest that you always give a helping hand to those who are coming up behind you,” said Evans. “As the next bar passers come along and the next graduates come along be sure to send a helping hand back down to those folks. And with that I would like to say congratulations and thank you.”
The swearing-in ceremony for all of the new attorneys to the state and federal bars took place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel earlier in the day.