A. Thomas Golden

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A. Golden
Emeritus Faculty
Director, International Trade & Investment Law
Director, American Legal Studies
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles;
B.A., Kent State University, cum laude

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

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty is highly prolific in the field of legal scholarship and our professors are in demand as speakers and panelists at legal events in the U.S. and abroad.

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