Online JD Program
California Residents, Earn Your Law Degree Online Through Our Online JD Program.
The online JD program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is designed to be a flexible online law degree that enables you to sit for the California bar exam immediately after graduation. Study on your schedule, and count on our dedicated and accessible faculty to bring their expertise and rigorous curriculum to you.
Our JD program offers a rich variety of courses, concentration areas, clinical programs, and Law Centers and Fellowships. Classroom instruction is combined with hands-on experiential learning to ensure you’re prepared for your law career upon graduation.
Our JD program provides students with an essential foundation for exploring a career in private practice, public interest, government, litigation, corporate law, and more. Whatever your law career goal, we’ll help you design a path to success.
Students must be able to certify California residency by the first day of classes.
Learn In The Classroom, In The Courtroom, And On Real Legal Cases.
You’ll study the foundations of the American legal system with experienced teachers who have practiced and researched extensively in the subjects they teach. In many clinics, internships, and externships, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on courtroom experience, work with real clients, and perform pro bono and community-service work.
Top students may earn the privilege of working on the TJSL Law Review, an academic journal that has been continually published for more than 50 years and compete as part of a team in Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Competitions
Our Online Law Degree Fits Your Needs.
Online JD programs are a great choice for anyone interested in becoming a lawyer who doesn’t have the ability to attend in-person classes. Our online JD program is perfect for recent college graduates, working professionals, and those looking to make a career change. Earn your JD degree online without the relocation challenges that come with moving away from jobs, community, and family.
If you’re looking for an online law school in California, get the best of both worlds at TJSL. As an online student, you’ll be part of a supportive community and have access to the academic and administrative resources available to all students. Plus, you may choose to earn up to 15 of the 80 required units attending live classes on campus.
Online JD Program Details
The online JD program requires 80 units, including core and elective offerings. Flexible options allow you to complete the full-time program in three years or the part-time program in four years.
Classes are held remotely. Each course features asynchronous study at your pace based on interactive videos and weekly assignments, which include quizzes, practice essays, and discussions.
You can also attend synchronous weekly live-Zoom sessions to work through additional review exercises, reinforce concepts, and interact with other students and your professors in real time. Our online law degree program uses a combination of self-study and peer-to-peer interaction designed to enhance learning outcomes.
Not able to attend a live session? Watch the video recording. The flexible asynchronous modality of our online JD program allows students to tailor their academic and student experience in a way that best fits their work and family obligations.
The online JD program features smaller classes and low student to faculty ratios to ensure individualized attention for each student.
Interested in taking some classes live in the classroom in our Downtown San Diego Campus? You can earn up to 15 units toward graduation through live classes.
Admissions & Application Information
The application process to TJSL’s online JD program is simple and free. From eligibility, to application status, to important dates and deadlines, get all the information you need to be successful. Our Admissions staff is standing by to help you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help at any point in the application process.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have earned an associate’s degree or higher from an accredited institution by their first day of classes at TJSL. Applicants must submit an LSAT score.
Our curriculum at Thomas Jefferson School of Law provides the foundation you need for a successful legal career. It includes required classes covering each subject tested on the California Bar Exam, as well as experiential learning opportunities
Graduates will demonstrate:
- Knowledge And Understanding Of Substantive And Procedural Law
- Legal Analysis and Reasoning
- Legal Research
- Written and Oral Legal Communication
- Exercise Of Proper Professional And Ethical Responsibilities To Clients And The Legal System
- Other Professional Skills Needed For Competent And Ethical Participation As A Member Of The Legal Profession
Your Online Law Degree Starts Here
A law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law is just the beginning. Join our more than 7,000 alumni and pursue your JD degree online at a law school filled with opportunities from competition teams to live client clinics and a law review.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The Online JD Program is pending approval from WSCUC. 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.
Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California 180 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105-1639 Phone: (415) 538-2000 www.calbar.ca.gov
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.
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.