It’s almost official … adding J.S.M. to my signature block

April 10, 2012

In late 2010, I decided it was time to go back to school. I applied to the Master of Paralegal Studies program at George Washington University and was summarily rejected … All things happen for a reason, right? With the help of my dear friend and business partner, Michael Misenheimer, I found a relatively new program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law – a Master of Science of Law. It is basically an LL.M. program for non-attorneys. In fact, about 80% of my classmates are attorneys …

I started classes on January 10, 2011 – not one to do anything the easy way, I opted for a double concentration in Bankruptcy & Restructuring AND E-commerce – 3 consecutive 10-week quarters/12 hours of credit (plus a non-credit Legal Research & Writing Class that was stretched out over the first 2 quarters). Okay, yes, I took time off – my brain was just a bit strained after the 3rd quarter – but I was back again in January 2012 for my thesis seminar.

Well, it’s almost official – just wrapping up my thesis for submission and commencement in May! My cap & gown and announcements just arrived! (click image to enlarge)

To everyone who has shared this journey with me – my family, friends, ‘Sezzers’, classmates, professors, Deans Byrnes & Rosenberg, and the staff at TJSL – thank you for all of your support!


yes Mom, I’m working on my thesis …

9 Responses to “It’s almost official … adding J.S.M. to my signature block”

  1. Eric Hoskin

    Congrats Pamela!!! I applaude all your hard work…. Again congrats that are well deserved.

  2. admin

    Thank you Eric!

  3. Mary McCutcheon Dobbins

    Many congrats Pamela!

  4. admin

    Thanks Mary!!

  5. Connie Holt

    Congradulations Pamela! You sound awesome!

  6. Debbie

    Congratulations what an inspiration I bow to your diligence and strength to plow through and reach the end

  7. Elaine

    Congratulations! Your drive and energy is impressive 🙂 J.S.M. = Juris Science Masters ?

  8. admin

    Juris Scientiae Magister, abbreviated J.S.M.
    Thank you!

  9. Ana Pierro

    Congratulations. You are right, everything does happen for a reason and most of the time it’s a very very very good reason. You totally kick — 🙂