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Our curriculum at Thomas Jefferson School of Law provides the foundation you need for a successful legal career. Find student handbooks and Programs of Study, schedules, and course offerings for our JD and LLM programs.

Juris Doctor (JD) Curriculum

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LLM Curriculum

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Academic Specialties & Fellowships

The law school offers a wide array of electives geared towards popular practice areas including criminal law, sports and entertainment law, and intellectual property law. For students interested in focusing on these areas, the law school offers exciting, enriching fellowship programs in which LLM students are encouraged to participate.

Excellent Faculty & Academic Program

Recognized for its distinguished faculty, virtually all of Thomas Jefferson School of Law professors have extensive practice experience in private firms or public entities including the White House, the State and Justice Departments, United States Attorney’s Offices, and Public Defenders.

Students study in innovative and personalized learning environments utilizing first-rate technology. The learning environment is enriched by a collaborative community known for its diverse student population.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

In addition to coursework, students can learn the skills needed to succeed in law practice, including clinics focused on litigation, business formation, and patent & trademark acquisition. 

Like the best law schools in California, TJSL has a student run law review, and the school’s externship program enables students to earn credit toward graduation by clerking for judges or working with an array of legal employers including the district attorney, public defender, city attorney, and numerous private firms.

All of these opportunities are available to students in the American Legal Students and Practice Skills LLM Programs.

Thomas Jefferson Law School’s downtown campus is just blocks from both the federal and state courthouses, closer than any other San Diego law school.