About Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Thomas Jefferson School of Law was founded in 1969. It was granted provisional American Bar Association (ABA) accreditation in 1996, and earned full ABA accreditation in 2001. In 2008, Thomas Jefferson became one of about 200 members of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a prestigious organization which admits only highly-rated law schools. In January of 2011, the law school moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art high-rise campus in the East Village area of Downtown San Diego. The contemporary-looking structure features several outdoor terraces and walls of windows through which passersby can see into the law school while those inside can observe the activity of the East Village.
Thomas Jefferson has evolved into a private, non-profit institution that has distinguished itself as an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of the student. The law school has a world-class full-time faculty of more than 40; our professors have been trained at the top law schools, with more than half of them graduating from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia and New York University, and all but a few from top 10 law schools. Our faculty is prolific in its publication of important scholarly works, including more than 500 scholarly articles and books collectively.
Our Online Programs
The International Taxation and Financial Services program was the pioneer 14 years ago for online interactive classes and best-in-industry accredited training. Fourteen years of experience with hundreds of students who vary in age and reside in more than 80 countries is proof that highly interactive training online can succeed. Our current and former students include managers at firms, banks, governments and multinational companies: Deputy Trade Counsel, Tyco; Head of Compliance (North America), HSBC; Chair of Faculty, Rochester Institute of Technology; Compliance, Citigroup; Revenue Authority, Nigeria; the IRS; Partner, Duane Morris; and Manager, KPMG.
Internationally Recognized Faculty
Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s full-time faculty includes more than 41 educators and scholars from the nation’s leading law schools and diverse practice areas. They have structured business transactions at both the international and the domestic levels, and 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 most needy members of our society, and virtually every type of client in-between.
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, federal loans, private loans, and non-federal financial aid may be available to students who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To obtain the school code, contact a TJSL Enrollment Advisor by calling toll-free at 1.888.907.2807.