A. Thomas Golden
A. Thomas Golden
Professor of Law
Director, International Trade & Investment Law
Director, American Legal Studies
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles;
B.A., Kent State University, cum laude
Phone: (619) 961-4241

After serving as in-house counsel at the Whitaker Corporation in Los Angeles, Professor Golden began teaching at TJSL in 1976 as a member of the adjunct faculty and has taught every semester since. Over the next seven years, while alternating between adjunct and resident faculty status, he also practiced law with Fredman, Silverberg & Lewis, a San Diego law firm, for four years and then in his own civil litigation practice. He has been a member of the full-time faculty continuously since 1983.


In addition to serving as assistant dean for several years, Professor Golden was the law school’s director of foreign study programs and led legal study groups to Beijing, China, and Cambridge, England. He has taught Comparative Antitrust Law in the school’s summer foreign study program in Nice, France, and has provided instruction on the American Legal System to numerous groups of visiting Brazilian lawyers in a legal education exchange program operated by the school between semesters from 2011 to 2013. He is the Director of Residential Graduate Law Degree Programs in American Legal Studies and International Trade and teaches the introductory course for foreign students in those programs.

Professor Golden volunteers his services for presentations on the law in local elementary, middle, and high schools. The Thomas Jefferson Student Bar Association Alumnus of the Year award is named in Professor Golden’s honor.


Courses include:
Contracts I & II, Remedies, Law of Democracy, Lawyering Skills, Introduction to the American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers.


Faculty Representative Speaker, Dedication of Thomas Jefferson School of Law building, Balboa Theater, San Diego, CA (February 8, 2013)

Commencement Address, Thomas Jefferson School of Law graduation ceremony, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (December 16, 2011)

Keynote Address, Attorney General of Brazil’s (Advogado-Geral da União) Fifth Workshop on Brazilian Federal Advocacy, Convention Center Ulysses Guimaraes, Brasilia, Brazil (September 12, 2011)

Tort Reform, UCSD Institute for Continued Learning, San Diego, CA, May 2005


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    July 30, 2015
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  • January 26, 2015
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  • September 25, 2014
    On Saturday, September 20, 2014, members of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity joined together for a fraternity social event which was held at PETCO Park...
  • Brazil Program
    July 15, 2013
    Closing ceremonies were held on Friday July 12 for a group of Brazilian lawyers who visited the TJSL campus for two weeks as part of the LEEP Program...
  • PILF Auction
    April 8, 2013
    You couldn’t miss the PILF members and volunteers at the Annual PILF Auction on Friday evening, April 5. They were all wearing fedoras with...


Antitrust Law

Civil Procedure & Litigation

  • Civil Remedies



  • Damages
  • Injunctions


  • Damages
  • Personal Injury
  • Remedies