On Thursday, December 8, the Admissions Office, along with members of the TJSL faculty and staff, welcomed admitted and potential Thomas Jefferson School of Law students.
Students were invited to enjoy the view and hors d'oeuvres on the 8th floor and could be overheard discussing the beauty of TJSL’s downtown building and the hospitality of the faculty and staff.
“We want prospective spring semester students to walk away knowing that Thomas Jefferson is the right choice for them,” says Michelle Allison, Associate Director of Admissions. “The message that we hope to convey is that we are a vibrant community that offers students quality classroom instruction as well as a wide range of experiential opportunities.”
Brieanna Harb is coming to TJSL to be part of the Intellectual Property Fellowship program, after working at a technology company for the past four years. “This is a really good fit for me,” Harb said. “And the building is phenomenal.”
Mason Fuller is a University of San Francisco graduate, who has worked in real estate and has played tennis on the professional circuit for several years. “
I’m really excited to be coming here,” Fuller said. “I love the new campus and I really get a good vibe from all of the people I’ve met here, especially (Admissions Director) Tim Spearman, and (Assistant Director of Admissions) Justin Cruz, who really took the time to talk to me about the program and curriculum at TJSL.”
Cruz understands the importance of that type of one-on-one attention. "Admitted Students Day is a great opportunity for students to get a more in-depth perspective of TJSL through personal interactions with faculty and staff. It also provides a wonderful platform for students to meet and interact with their future classmates and their families."
“Law school is a huge investment and each person should investigate the schools they are seriously considering,” said Spearman. “We hope that our guests utilized the Open House as a way to get to know the people in the building and walk away knowing that we will partner with them to achieve their long term professional goals.”James Garcia has a legal support position with the District Attorney’s office, and he says that the fact that D.A. Bonnie Dumanis is an alumna of TJSL was a big factor in his decision to come here.
“The building is awesome, too,” Garcia said. “It is really nice.”