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Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Teach-Out plan for its ABA program has been approved by the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

This plan allows students who matriculated prior to December, 2019, to complete their education at Thomas Jefferson’s campus in downtown San Diego.  The J.D. program offered through the Teach-Out Plan remains an accredited program for the limited purpose of teaching out and issuing the J.D. degree to students who matriculated prior to December, 2019, and meet the Law School’s graduation requirements no later than the end of the Spring 2023 semester. Recipients of those degrees are considered by the ABA Council to be graduates of an ABA-approved J.D. program.

The Law School will admit new J.D. students only to its J.D. program accredited by the California State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners for the Fall 2020 term, with an optional Early Start in Summer 2020.  For more information on this opportunity, please see www.tjsl.edu/admissions/jd-admissions.


Notice of Appeals Panel Decision Affirming Council Withdrawal of ABA Approval, effective Dec. 17, 2019

Law School Statement in Response to ABA Appeals Panel Decision

Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association

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In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the following information about Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the J.D. Program is provided to current students.

ABA Standard 509 Information Report

The Standard 509 Information Report is compiled from the latest Academic Year information submitted by Thomas Jefferson School of Law in the annual ABA questionnaire. The Report includes basic information about:

  • Number of Full-time and Part-time Faculty and Administrators
  • Curriculum
  • J.D. Enrollment and Ethnicity (Admissions Data)
  • Transfers
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Living Expenses
  • GPA and LSAT Scores
  • Grants and Scholarships (from prior year)
  • Library Resources
  • J.D. Attrition (from prior year)

ABA Standard 509 Information Report

ABA Bar Passage Report

Employment Outcomes Information

For more information on the types of jobs our recent graduates have secured, you may select the links below for more in-depth information:

Policy Regarding Transfer of Credit Earned at Another Institution

Conditional Scholarship Retention Data

Curricular Offerings & Academic Requirements

Tuition & Financial Aid Information

Academic Calendar

Library Resources