new campus

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.

Admissions and Academic Requirements for Degrees


To begin the application process, please contact an Admissions Advisor.

National Accreditation

ABA Institution - - TJSL Accreditation by the American Bar Association
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools.

The ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has adopted a statement that no post J.D. or other graduate program is a substitute for the J.D. and should not be considered the equivalent of the J.D. for bar admission purposes. Students participating in an LL.M. are advised that an LL.M. does not prepare or qualify its students to engage in the practice of law; that the LL.M. is not intended to qualify students to take a bar examination. Because each State or Dependency (Puerto Rico, USVI, Guam, etc.) has its own Bar admission requirements, contact the relevant State or Dependency Bar regarding any questions that you may have regarding its requirements to sit for its bar examination.

Other Recognitions Internationally

The program is accredited by the American Academy of Financial Management ® AAFM® Graduates of specific concentrations will be eligible, without further course work and examination, board certification or professional designation depending on courses completed. AAFM® is a professional association member of The AACSB International and ACBSP Accreditation Agencies with which it has a global recognition agreement extended to these accreditation agencies.

The Graduate Project Management Law Courses are offered in conjunction with the IPMC International Project Management Commission and the American Academy of Project Management. These are the first specialized Project Management law, scope and contracting courses offered from an accredited law school globally. The e-commerce courses are recognized by the International Institute of Certified E-Commerce Consultants (ICECC). Graduates of the e-commerce concentration may waive* into, without further course work,

the professional certifications related to their coursework. The program is also recognized by the International Compliance Association (ICA) and partners in offering certain professional certifications. ICA is a recognized global professional body by regulators for certification in anti money laundering and in financial crimes.

* Certifying boards and professional associations generally require an extensive application process. Please contact Dean Byrnes’ office for more information.