Thomas Jefferson School of Law's faculty are dedicated and skilled teachers, committed to helping each student discover their professional identity, succeed in law school, and excel in legal practice. They are accomplished lawyers, passionate educators, and voracious students of the law themselves. They are engaged in all aspects of campus life, from organizing professional and academic conferences, to coaching student competition teams and advising student organizations, to mentoring every law student and joining in student organized events. Together, they strive to make the law school experience personally rich and professionally rewarding for every student who crosses the threshold of Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Our professors have a wealth of real-world legal experience. They have structured business transactions at both the international and domestic levels. They have litigated before the World Court at The Hague, the U.S. Supreme Court, and federal and state trial and appellate courts. Their clients have ranged from the largest multi-national corporations to the neediest members of our society.
Our faculty are also prolific scholars. Our professors have authored treatises, casebooks, and other scholarly books that are used by universities and practitioners throughout the United States and abroad. They regularly produce cutting-edge research -- in areas ranging from intellectual property to entertainment law, from labor and employment to international investment, from constitutional law to criminal law -- that is published in leading journals and cited by many courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. They have testified before Congress and state legislatures, have appeared as experts on national television and radio news broadcasts, and have served as legal consultants to our government, the United Nations and several foreign governments.
Drawing on their wealth of practical experience and their cutting edge research, Thomas Jefferson's faculty make it their mission to nurture and educate the next generation of talented and committed lawyers, to help them achieve their professional aspirations, and to prepare them to join, contribute to, and lead the California legal community.