Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Phone: 619.297.9700 | Toll-free: 800.956.5070 | Fax: 619.961.1300
Email: admissions@tjsl.edu | Website: www.tjsl.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

It is the policy of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to afford equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex (including transgender, gender, gender identity and expression), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military or veteran status, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other characteristic protected by law. Our students, as well as our applicants, employees, and others with whom we do business, will not be subjected to sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other form of unlawful discrimination or harassment. The law school will not condone such conduct, whether committed by an administrator, faculty member, staff person, agent, contractor or student. Nor will it permit discrimination to affect any employment, admissions, or academic decision.

An exception to our policy of non-discrimination is granted to representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense who may discriminate on a basis not permitted by our policy. This exception is made in order to avoid the loss of federal funds that would otherwise be imposed by the 1996 Solomon Amendment.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

It is the policy of Thomas Jefferson School of Law to afford equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex (including transgender, gender, gender identity and expression), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military or veteran status, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other characteristic protected by law. Our students, as well as our applicants, employees, and others with whom we do business, will not be subjected to sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, or any other form of unlawful discrimination or harassment. The law school will not condone such conduct, whether committed by an administrator, faculty member, staff person, agent, contractor or student. Nor will it permit discrimination to affect any employment, admissions, or academic decision.

An exception to our policy of non-discrimination is granted to representatives of the U.S. Department of Defense who may discriminate on a basis not permitted by our policy. This exception is made in order to avoid the loss of federal funds that would otherwise be imposed by the 1996 Solomon Amendment.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

Outlaw Society
outlaw@tjsl.edu

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Yes

Does your school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

No

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

No

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

With respect to dependence: We do offer coverage. Eligible dependents are: Spouse or Domestic Partner. Your children, your spouse’s children and your domestic partner’s children to age 26

If you are a Regular employee working a minimum of 30 hours per week, you are eligible to participate in the benefits program. Eligible employees may also choose to enroll family members, including a legal spouse, registered domestic partner (as legally defined under state and local law) (hereinafter referred to as “registered domestic partner”) and/or eligible children to age 26.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

With respect to dependence: We do offer coverage. Eligible dependents are: Spouse or Domestic Partner. Your children, your spouse’s children and your domestic partner’s children to age 26

If you are a Regular employee working a minimum of 30 hours per week, you are eligible to participate in the benefits program. Eligible employees may also choose to enroll family members, including a legal spouse, registered domestic partner (as legally defined under state and local law) (hereinafter referred to as “registered domestic partner”) and/or eligible children to age 26.

Additional Information

The mission of the law school includes providing an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive. In line with the mission, the law school offers a welcoming environment for all students and provides an open and safe community for LGBTQ students.