Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s degree-granting authority, in connection with its JD and ALS students’ qualifications to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to practice law in California, is based upon its accreditation by the Committee of Bar Examiners.
Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
Phone: (415) 538-2000
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.
Practice Outside of California
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.
See also the National Conference of Bar Examiners Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements Domestic Legal Education Requirements Chart, which includes a state-by-state review.
California Bar Exam Results
For our graduates’ recent California bar exam results, see the State Bar of California Exam Statistics.
California Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Disclosures
In compliance with California B&P Code Section 6061.7(a), Thomas Jefferson School of Law provides the following information about its JD program: 2023 Annual Disclosure.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to file a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at:
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
http://www.bppe.ca.gov, 916- 431-6924 (phone), 916- 263-1897 (fax).
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, here are the Campus Security and Campus Crime Reports for Thomas Jefferson School of Law:
It is the policy of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to afford equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race (including hair texture and protective hairstyles), creed, color, religion, sex (including transgender, gender, gender identity and expression), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military or veteran status, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other characteristic protected by law. Our students, as well as our applicants, employees, and others with whom we do business, will not be subjected to sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other form of unlawful discrimination or harassment. The law school will not condone such conduct, whether committed by an administrator, faculty member, staff person, agent, contractor or student. Nor will it permit discrimination to affect any employment, admissions, or academic decision.
An exception to our policy of non-discrimination is granted to representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense who may discriminate on a basis not permitted by our policy. This exception is made in order to avoid the loss of federal funds that would otherwise be imposed by the 1996 Solomon Amendment.
(Effective Fall 2014)
A credit of tuition and fees may be granted to a student who reduces the students course load resulting in a change of program of enrollment (i.e., full-time to part-time or less than part-time or a reduction in units during summer enrollment), or a student who completely withdraws from school (or a semester). Credits are computed based on total semester cost of tuition and fees according to the corresponding percentage scale as listed below.* All requests for refunds are directed to the Student Finance Office at 619.961.4324 and are subject to the various governing federal, state and institutional policies. The effective date of a schedule change or complete withdrawal, for purposes of calculation of the institutional refund policy, is the date that the Registrar’s Office receives written notice of the student’s withdrawal.
1. For students charged the per unit tuition rate: This schedule applies to individual courses dropped.
2. For students charged the per semester tuition rate: This schedule applies when a student has officially withdrawn from the law school or from all courses for the semester, or when a student has officially withdrawn from some, but not all courses, resulting in a change in the program of enrollment.
The refund is calculated using the amount that represents the difference between the original rate charged and the rate that would have been charged had the student initially registered in fewer, or zero, units at the beginning of the semester. For example, if a student is charged at the per tuition rate and later withdraws from some or all of those units, the refund for the dropped units would be calculated based on the percentage of the units dropped, as indicated in the chart below.
Similarly, if a student drops enough units to change from full-time to part-time enrollment, the amount of the refund will be the percentage (as indicated in the chart below) of the difference between the full-time and part-time per semester tuition rate.
Week Tuition Credit/Refund
8 NO REFUND
See your registration or tuition & finance bulletin for specific dates as they apply to each semester and for any changes to the refund policy. The refund policy is subject to change at any time in order to maintain compliance with Federal and State Regulations and institutional policies. Questions relating to the refund policy should be directed to the Student Finance Office at 619.961.4334.
*This policy applies to Fall or Spring, 14-week semesters. For the summer session or intersession, please refer to the appropriate registration or tuition & finance bulletin.