The ABA announced it rejected the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s appeal to retain its national accreditation. Consequently, Thomas Jefferson will lose its ABA accreditation on December 17, just after its fall semester ends. The San Diego-based law school is now required to submit a “teach-out” plan detailing how it will assist current students completing their degrees. The current plan is to teach the spring semester and help students who are not graduating 3Ls with transfers to ABA-accredited schools.
If you concluded that TJ was planning to call it quits, you would be incorrect. The school plans to continue admitted students. It will just admit them as a California-approved law school moving forward.