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Organizations & Teams

Our student organizations are the lifeblood of your experience here at Thomas Jefferson. Our numerous student organizations offer professional workshops in your areas of interest, amazing networking opportunities, community service projects and lots of social activities.

The Student Bar Association (SBA)

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Student Bar Association (SBA) heads all of the student-run organizations. The primary purpose of the SBA is to advocate the interests of the student body to the faculty, administration, and others whose decisions affect the law school experience. The SBA serves to organize and provide additional services to the student body, arrange events that promote campus-wide community building, and to oversee the formation and success of other student-run organizations. The SBA strives to build and maintain a supportive law school community for the students and our distinguished alumni.

Contact Information For The SBA

(619) 297-9700

Student-Run Organizations

At TJSL, we have more than a dozen student organizations that allow students to connect with each other over common interests and backgrounds. Here are the organizations that have been active during the 2022-2023 academic year. Organizations are subject to change.

  • Armenian Law Student Association (ALS)
  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Climb
  • Criminal Law Society (Crim Law)
  • Entertainment Law Society (ENT)
  • Family Law Society (FLS)
  • Immigration Law Society (ILS)
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • La Raza Student Association (LARAZA)
  • Law Student Cannabis Advocates
  • Middle Eastern Students Law Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
  • Pride Law
  • Real Property Society
  • Sexual & Domestic Violence Law Students Assn.
  • Sports Law Society (Sports)
  • Student Wellness Association
  • Women’s Law Association

Law Review

Since 1976, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law has published a student-run academic journal with law-focused articles and notes published by professors, law students, and practicing lawyers. The Thomas Jefferson Law Review provides top students with the opportunity to develop the elite writing and editing skills possessed by the best lawyers. 

Competition Teams

As a TJSL student, you also will have the opportunity to join one of our successful competition teams, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, the Mock Trial Team, and the Moot Court Team. All three teams have an outstanding track-record of success against teams from the nation’s top-ranked law schools.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Team competes in negotiation and mediation competitions. Students develop dispute resolution skills applicable to virtually any area of practice.

Mock Trial Team

Our Mock Trial Team competes in trial advocacy competitions. Students develop courtroom skills of particular value to a trial lawyer, such as a criminal prosecutor or defense attorney, a personal injury or medical malpractice plaintiffs’ lawyer, or an insurance defense lawyer.

Moot Court Team

Our Moot Court Team competes in appellate advocacy competitions, and students develop persuasive writing and oral argument skills relevant to practice areas in which legal writing is a critical component, such as a criminal law attorney focusing on appellate practice, a death penalty litigator, a business law litigator, or an intellectual property law litigator.