Thomas Jefferson School of Law is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California. As a result, the Law School's graduates may sit for the California Bar Exam and qualify to practice law in the state of California.
Committee of Bar Examiners for the State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
Phone: (415) 538-2000
The Law School has also been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001. This status is a preliminary affiliation with the Commission awarded for a maximum period of five years. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.
Practice Outside of California
Study at, or graduation from, this law school may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or be admitted to practice law in jurisdictions other than California. A student who intends to seek admission to practice law outside of California should contact the admitting authority in that jurisdiction for information regarding its education and admission requirements.
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: 2020 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 for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, 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.