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American Bar Association Acquiescence for Post-JD Programs


Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s JD program is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

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The accreditation by the ABA only applies to JD programs.  The ABA “acquiesces” to post-JD programs at ABA law schools as long as it determines that there are no adverse effects on the JD programming.  To learn more, visit: www.abanet.org/legaled/postjdprograms/postjd.html



Except as provided in rule 4.30 of the Admissions Rules (Legal education in a foreign state or country), completion of a professional law degree program at this law school other than for the Juris Doctor degree does not qualify a student to take the California Bar Examination or satisfy the requirements for admission to practice law in California. It may not qualify a student to take the bar examination or to satisfy requirements for admission to the practice of law in any other jurisdiction. A student intending to seek admission to practice law should contact the admitting authority in the jurisdictions where the student intends to qualify to sit for the bar examination or to be admitted to practice for information regarding their legal education requirements.



The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association has placed the school on probation as of November 13, 2017.

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