Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers an intellectually rich and stimulating academic program, taught by a distinguished and uniquely accessible faculty in a supportive atmosphere. Our student-centered academic program is engaging and interactive, and offers a balanced, comprehensive curriculum that will prepare our graduates for practice in any field, whether it is law, government, business, or social service. The J.D. curriculum is designed so that graduates will achieve the knowledge and skills outlined in the JD Program Learning Outcomes.
Rapid technological change and globalization have transformed many areas of the law and given rise to entirely new issues. Our faculty is on the cutting edge of these trends and has special expertise in the areas of law that most reflect our changing world: technological change, globalization and the transformation of our social order.
The result is a modern faculty and a vibrant academic program of exceptional strength, with particular depth in Legal Writing, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law and International Law.
Our curriculum offers the highest quality classroom instruction, with more than 155 courses, and the personal attention of our world-class faculty, as well as a great variety of hands-on learning experiences, such as our student-run clinics and real world externships.
In addition to our Juris Doctor program, Thomas Jefferson School of Law's innovative online Graduate Programs [Master's of Law (LLM), Master's of Science of Law (JSM), and Doctor of Science of Law (JSD)] are nationally ranked, and have programming for Attorneys. Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.