Thomas Jefferson School of Law's degree-granting authority, in connection with its JD and ALS students’ qualifications to take the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to practice law in California, is based upon its accreditation by the Committee of Bar Examiners.
Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
Phone: (415) 538-2000
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.
Practice Outside of California
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be licensed to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek licensure to practice law outside of California at any time during their career should contact the admitting authority for information regarding its education and licensure requirements prior to enrolling at this law school.
See also the National Conference of Bar Examiners Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, which includes this state-by-state review.
California Bar Exam Results
For our graduates' recent California bar exam results, see the State Bar of California Exam Statistics.
California Business & Professions Code Section 6061.7(a) Disclosures
In compliance with California B&P Code Section 6061.7(a), Thomas Jefferson School of Law provides the following information about its JD program: 2023 Annual Disclosure.
Other Consumer Information
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, here are the Campus Security and Campus Crime Reports for Thomas Jefferson School of Law:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to file a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at:
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
http://www.bppe.ca.gov, 916- 431-6924 (phone), 916- 263-1897 (fax).
It is the policy of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to afford equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race (including hair texture and protective hairstyles), creed, color, religion, sex (including transgender, gender, gender identity and expression), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military or veteran status, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other characteristic protected by law. Our students, as well as our applicants, employees, and others with whom we do business, will not be subjected to sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other form of unlawful discrimination or harassment. The law school will not condone such conduct, whether committed by an administrator, faculty member, staff person, agent, contractor or student. Nor will it permit discrimination to affect any employment, admissions, or academic decision.
An exception to our policy of non-discrimination is granted to representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense who may discriminate on a basis not permitted by our policy. This exception is made in order to avoid the loss of federal funds that would otherwise be imposed by the 1996 Solomon Amendment.