WHEN he started in 2006, Michael Wallerstein knew little about the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, other than that it was in San Diego, which seemed like a fine place to spend three years.
“I looked at schools in Pennsylvania and Long Island,” he says, “but I thought, why not go somewhere I’ll enjoy?”If only he was attending the Thomas Jefferson School of Law today, because EVERYTHING has changed since he graduated in 2009. How so, you ask? They moved to a new and amazing campus! :
"This is the most extraordinary law school campus in the nation," said Rudy Hasl, a school dean. "It is designed to facilitate interactions between everyone on campus in a comfortable, collaborative setting. That is the key to success in law school."
Thomas Jefferson comes equipped with an archeological site:
In February 2009, work on the campus was interrupted by the discovery of an 8-foot-long mammoth tusk, skull and other bones about 20 feet below ground level. It turned about to be the remains of a Columbian mammoth, which roamed the earth about 500,000 years ago.
Several weeks later, bones belonging to an ancestor of the modern gray whale were unearthed.The Mammoth will definitely propel this school into the first tier. After all, law firms value students with a science background.
And to top it off, TJSL has a great diner where you can have a meal with your study buddies:
The 178,000-square-foot campus will have two outdoor terraces and a student lounge that looks like a round 50's diner.That's great! So, TJ students can relate to baby boomers.
Epic fail with the timing, Dean Hasl. This new campus is as sticky and tricky as the tar pit that the mammoth sunk into 500,000 years ago. Please! Avoid at all costs, or you will follow in the footsteps of Mr. Wallerstein, a mammoth and a lost whale.