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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Established 1969
School type Private non-profit
Location San Diego, CA, US
Enrollment 650 (full time)
240 (part time)
Faculty 103 (See List)
Bar pass rate 48%
Annual tuition
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Outlines 0 (See List)
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law is located in San Diego, CA

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law, commonly referred to as TJSL, is a law school in San Diego, California. TJSL offers Juris Doctor degrees.

Environment and location

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is located in the Old Town neighborhood of San Diego, California.


The dean of the law school is Rudolph Hasl; Ceremonially, the Dean of TJSL also holds positions as a professor and as the President of the school.


Notable faculty members include William Slomanson, who authored the textbook on California Civil Procedure used widely throughout the state, as this subject was added to the California Bar Exam effective July 2007.

Degree programs

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a private, independent nonprofit law school, fully approved by the ABA.

Notable Alumnae

A notable alumna is Bonnie Dumanis, the current San Diego County District Attorney. Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who completed a nine-month paralegal course at what is now Thomas Jefferson, founded Pamela Martin & Associates, a Washington, D.C. escort service. Among her clients was Randall L. Tobias, former deputy secretary of state in the Bush Administration[1].


  1. [1] 'I Abhor Injustice,' Alleged Madam Says, By Sue Anne Pressley Montes, Washington Post, April 29, 2007.

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