Admission Criteria and Grades

Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s China Program is open to students who have completed at least the first year of law school, are currently in good standing at any ABA-accredited law school. The China Program is also open to graduates of approved schools. Consistent with ABA requirements, students must be in good standing at the time of application and remain in good standing throughout the Program in order to attend and obtain credit. Foreign law students or foreign law graduates and U.S. or foreign graduates with advanced degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible. Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit for California licensed attorneys may be available for certain courses. Attorneys from other states should check with their state bar organization. Since enrollment in the Program is limited, it is advisable to apply early. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Grades are based on an examination in each course. The grading policy in the program is the same as in the regular course of study at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The grade scale is: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D and F. Students should consult with their home schools as to the award of credit and grades for courses taken in the summer program. Upon request, a transcript will be sent to each student and each student’s law school by the Registrar of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. To request a transcript after participating in the Program, students should complete a transcript request form (form and instructions are available on our website at and submit it to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Registrar’s Office. All inquiries about transcripts should be sent to the Registrar’s Office at Acceptance of academic credit is at the discretion of the applicant’s home school. It is unlikely that participation in a foreign summer program may be used to accelerate graduation. Students interested in acceleration are advised to address this issue with their home schools.