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Octavia Carson (3L) secures U.S. Justice Department Honors post/ChangeLawyers 3L Scholarship!

April 13, 2020

Octavia Carson (3L), who presently serves as editor-in-chief of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, writes with very good news. First, Octavia has accepted a position with the U.S. Department of...

Andrew Steiger (1L) publishes article in San Diego Lawyer magazine!

April 10, 2020

Congratulations are due Andrew Steiger (1L), who has just published his article “Staying Change-Ready,” in the March-April issue of San Diego Lawyer magazine. Andrew’s message about preparing for...

TJSL’s National Trial Team was a finalist at the National Trial Competition Regional Tournament for Region 15.

April 9, 2020

At the end of February, for the second consecutive year, Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s National Trial Team was a finalist at the National Trial Competition Regional Tournament for Region 15....

Student Bar Association Announces 2020 Annual Awards

April 1, 2020

Every year, the Student Bar Association recognizes excellence in the Thomas Jefferson School of Law community. Congratulations to this year's awards recipients: Professor of the Year Susan Bisom-...

JSD Candidate Dr. John Baiden Successfully Defends His Dissertation

March 11, 2020

Dr. John E. Baiden successfully defended his J.S.D. dissertation on March 9th. The candidate, appearing via GoToMeeting from Ghana, first presented his work. He then fielded questions from his...

Congrats to Our New SDCBA Diversity Fellows!

March 9, 2020

Congratulations to 1Ls Andrew Steiger, Ryan Wullschleger, and Christian Chavez, who have been selected as San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Diversity Fellows. The fellowship program,...

Moot Court Honor Society Competes in Oklahoma City

March 9, 2020

Our Moot Court Honor Society traveled to Oklahoma City this past weekend to compete in the ABA NAAC Moot Court Competition. The teams argued two issues from the famous case Brady v. Maryland. The...

Briana Givens (JD '17) & Monique Larmond (JD '17) profiled as trailblazers by San Diego Voyager

March 6, 2020

We are so proud of Briana Givens (JD '17) (on left) and Monique Larmond (JD '17) (on right), who were profiled as trailblazers by San Diego Voyager. Briana and Monique just launched their firm...

Justin Hall (’15) Promoted to Mental Health Attorney, Office of the Public Advocate, Maricopa County, AZ

February 21, 2020

Congratulations to Justin Hall (JD '15), who writes with exciting news about his promotion:


I am working at the Office of the Public Advocate as a Mental Health Attorney in...

Marissa Langhoff (JD ’10) on Trial Team Whose $40 Million Products Liability Verdict Named a 2019 Top Verdict

February 19, 2020

Congratulations to TJSL graduate Marissa Langhoff (JD '10), who served on the trial team for a top verdict achieved against Johnson & Johnson. Marissa practices as an associate at Simon...