Program Overview

The Master of Science of Law (J.S.M.) offered through Thomas Jefferson School of Law is currently the only school offering a J.S.M. online. The J.S.M. can be earned with focuses placed on International Tax Law, or Financial Services Law.  This degree program is suited for those who do not have a law degree. It is designed for professionals working in finance, accounting, government agencies, or those with an M.B.A. 

The J.S.M. is offered entirely online, and has the capability of being completed in one year. The Master of Science of Law consists of 24 credit hours, and the official degree is granted to inpiduals once they have successfully completed the program and its requirements. Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s courses are taught by highly recognized leaders in law and financial services. The faculty bring a wealth of information and knowledge to their students. 

Earning a J.S.M. provides students with a strong foundation on which they can base a career in. Appropriate professions for an inpidual with a J.S.M. include: International Financial Services, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Wealth Management, and International Tax. 

Accredited by the American Bar Association, Jefferson School of Law is a private, non profit law school, and also a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS.)

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    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

    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.​


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