School Overview

Working professionals in downtown San Diego wanted to attend law school part-time in the evenings, Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL) provided a solution and it was established in 1969. Originally named Western State University College of Law, this private, not-for-profit institution quickly attracted students desiring to attend law school full-time. By the mid 1990s, the school changed its name to Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The mission of the law school is "to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally based, diverse student body."

Thomas Jefferson School of Law offers traditional and online graduate degree programs to prepare students for careers in law organizations, government entities, and foreign and domestic multinational corporations.​

School Details

Location: 1155 Island Avenue,San Diego, CA 92101

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Private, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission



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