The Juris Doctor program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers a rich variety of courses, concentration areas and clinical programs in addition to our special Academic Centers, which have their own certificate programs.
Our academic programs are designed to train you to be an attorney but also to offer you career-enhancing experiences that will enrich your professional and personal life.
While earning your J.D., you can get actual hands-on courtroom experience, work with real clients, perform pro bono and community-service work, participate in amazingly varied externships, study law overseas and travel the country with our competition teams.
Experiential Learning Programs
The law school provides a wealth of experiential learning opportunities, so that you can get real-life experience before you graduate. Our clinics include the Mediation Clinic, Tax Clinic, Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic, and Small Business Law Center. Our students also work with experienced attorneys and organizations thorugh our robust Externship Program, and serve the community through our Pro Bono lawyering program.
Our legal writing program is highly-ranked and one of the first in the nation to be taught primarily by tenure and tenure-track professors.
Criminal Law, IP, Entertainment & Sports Law Fellowship Programs
Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers exciting, enriching fellowship programs for students interested in Criminal Law, Intellectual Property (IP), Entertainment & Sports Law.
Thomas Jefferson's faculty have diverse interests and practice backgrounds, supporting the Law School's diverse academic specialities. For example, students may specialize in Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment and Sports Law, Legal Practice, Mediation, or International Law.
Study Abroad / Exchange Programs
One of the most exciting opportunities at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is the option to participate in our Study Abroad programs. Thomas Jefferson has recently offered summer study programs in Hangzhou, China (Summer 2019) and Nice, France (Summer 2020), as well as exchange opportunities with law schools in Europe and Canada.