“I’m impressed overall with Thomas Jefferson,” said Kath Rogers, one of the incoming Spring 2013 class at TJSL who were welcomed to campus for a special seminar for admitted students on December 13. “I’m impressed with the faculty, my fellow students, and I like hearing about the diversity. And, of course, I love the campus,” said Rogers, who was very active in the recent successful campaign in California to pass Prop 35, which strengthened laws against human trafficking.
The students were all invited to a reception afterwards in the 8th floor conference room, where they got to meet several professors and staff member and get to know their fellow students.
“I’ve wanted to be a lawyer ever since I was a kid,” said Maria Saling. "Anyone I’ve met on campus has been inviting and the technology of the school seems more progressive.”
Likewise, the technology was a big draw to TJSL for John Hastings, an Arizona State University graduate who has a background in Information Technology. He and his wife Jill brought long their 3-month-old son Jack to the festivities.
TJSL’s flexible, part-time evening program was a big part of the reason Amanda Hall chose the law school. She received a degree in business administration and an MBA in management from the University of Phoenix in San Jose. “I want to study Environmental Law,” said Hall. “Especially the laws governing water.”
Vincent Batza worked as a private investigator before applying to TJSL. He decided to come here after speaking to a friend who is a TJSL student. “My friend loves it here,” Batza said. “It just seems to have a stronger community on campus.”
As for Kath Rogers, “I’m excited to meet a Supreme Court Justice.” The new students learned that Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be appearing at TJSL’s Women and the Law Conference in February.
The incoming students will begin classes in January, taking advantage of TJSL’s admissions policy that allows students to start either in the Fall or the Spring.
Welcome to TJSL!