Program of Study

For Students Entering in the 2020-21 Academic Year

New students joining Thomas Jefferson in the 2020-21 Academic Year will follow a carefully planned sequence of courses.  Our goal is to introduce and build on foundational material in a way that maximizes student understanding and prepares students for the California Bar exam. 

Along the way, students have increasing opportunities to enroll in elective courses in which they can learn vital practice skills, deepen their specialized knowledge, and pursue their intellectual and professional passions.

Students can elect the Early Start option, or they can start in the Fall or Spring term. 

Early Start Option

Summer 2020

 

Criminal Law                                                   3 units

Introduction to Law                                        1 unit

Client Interviewing and Counseling                2 units

 

Full-time students will normally take all three courses.

Part-time students will normally take the first two courses. 

 

Students Starting in the Fall or Spring

Programs of study for students starting in the Fall or Spring are set out below.  Students who elect the Early Start option will follow the program of study for students entering in the Fall, except that they will not have to take Criminal Law and may choose to take an approved elective instead.    

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PROGRAM OF STUDY

Full-Time Students Starting in Fall 2020

Students who start in Fall 2020 as full-time students will take the following sequence of courses over six semesters.  They will complete 67 units of required courses and a minimum of 13 units of elective courses.  

     

Students may complete some of the courses listed above during the optional Summer term instead, enabling them to substitute other courses (including elective courses) during the Fall and Spring terms.  

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PROGRAM OF STUDY

Part-Time Students Starting in Fall 2020

Students who start in Fall 2020 as part-time students will take the following sequence of courses over eight semesters.  They will complete 67 units of required courses and a minimum of 13 units of elective courses.   

Students may complete some of the courses listed above during the optional Summer term instead, enabling them to substitute other courses (including elective courses) during the Fall and Spring terms.  
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PROGRAM OF STUDY

Full-Time Students Starting in Spring 2021

Students who start in Spring 2021 as full-time students will take the following sequence of courses over six semesters.  They will complete 67 units of required courses and a minimum of 13 units of elective courses.        

Students may complete some of the courses listed above during the optional Summer term instead, enabling them to substitute other courses (including elective courses) during the Fall and Spring terms.  

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