Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a private, non-profit law school, located in the heart of downtown San Diego, California. The Law School offers the Juris Doctor (JD) degree as well as graduate degrees, including the LLM, MSL and JSD degrees. The School’s curriculum offers emphases in Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment, Taxation and Financial Services. With flexible programs, students may enroll full or part time, attend classes in the day or evening, and start in the summer, fall or spring.
Recognized for its distinguished faculty, the innovative and personalized learning environment provides an academically enriched and collaborative learning environment for its diverse student population. Hands-on skill training prepares students for practice in a global community. Graduates of the Law School are leaders in state and federal government; they are judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense lawyers; they serve as general counsel to nationwide companies; and they passionately advocate for the most vulnerable in our community.
Graduates of the JD program are immediately eligible to take the California bar examination. Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be licensed to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek licensure to practice law outside of California at any time during their career should contact the admitting authority for information regarding its education and licensure requirements prior to enrolling at this law school.