Career Development: Employment Statistics
Students come to GGU Law with a range of professional goals as diverse as their backgrounds. Law Career Development (LCD) staff work with students individually to tailor the job search to their specific goals. We encourage you to contact GGU Law Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-442-6625. Our career advisors are eager to tell you about the unique services and resources we provide to our students and alumni to support them in their successful transition from law school to career.
Slight differences between the NALP and ABA reports linked above are due to differing methodology.
SNAPSHOT: CLASS OF 2015
Class of 2015 graduates found a variety of ways to launch their careers. GGU collected employment information from 98.7% of the class in 2015, approximately ten months after they graduated. Of our graduates who reported they were employed, the great majority of them (86%) were employed in jobs that required bar passage or where a JD provided an advantage.
While this information may be helpful in understanding general employment trends, it cannot provide the full picture of the experience of our graduates or predict future employment outcomes.
PARTIAL EMPLOYER LIST
Members of GGU's Class of 2015 have found long-term, full-time positions with a variety of employers, including:
- Alameda County District Attorney's Office
- Alameda County Office of the Public Defender
- Andersen Tax
- Bledsoe, Diestel, Treppa & Crane LLP
- Bradshaw & Associates, P.C.
- California Public Utilities Commission
- Concur Technologies
- Contra Costa Office of the Public Defender
- Disabilities Rights Advocates
- Environmental Management Planning Solutions, Inc.
- Foley & Mansfield
- Hosseiny & Herrera Law Firm
- Homeless Action Center
- Hudson Martin Ferrante & Street
- Kato, Feder & Suzuki, LLP
- Kern County District Attorney
- Law Offices of Bowman & Associates
- Law Offices of Holsman and MacArthur
- Law Offices of Santana, Tcheng, Vierra & Symonds
- Lepera + Associates, PC
- Machol & Johannes, LLP
- Merced County District Attorney
- Meyer Law Organization, LLP
- Miller & Tong LLP
- Moskowitz LLP
- NetApp, Inc.
- Nyman Turkish PC
- Public Counsel Law Center
- Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
- Rouda, Feder & Tietjen
- San Francisco Public Defender's Office
- Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.
- Scott Cole & Associates, APC
- Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
- SGN Games, Inc.
- Solano County Alternate Defender
- Sonoma County District Attorney's Office
- Spears & Shelf, LLP
- Superior Court of California, Alameda County
- Surowitz Immigration PC
- Taggart and Taggart
- The Dolan Law Firm
- The Law Offices of Meisel & Krentsa
- Thirty33 Legal, LLP
- United States Bankruptcy Court
- Velton • Zegelman
- Wild, Carey & Fife
- Winter & Ross
- Yaron and Associates
LAW JOBS: BY THE NUMBERS
Get the employment information you want the way you want it. Law Jobs: By the Numbers, a tool launched by Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, allows you to compare employment rates using formulas applied by US News, NALP, and others. Additionally, you can design your own employment formulas in a few clicks to focus on the employment information that matters most to you. It is the best, most comprehensive and customizable tool we know of for providing postgraduate JD employment information the way users need it.
BRIDGE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
To assist in a smooth transition to law practice, GGU provides modest stipends to recent graduates who are volunteering in a legal capacity for courts, government agencies and public interest organizations. Several of these Fellows were subsequently hired by their host organizations, or by other organizations, as a direct result of the experience and professional contacts they gained in these positions. The Santa Clara and Alameda County District Attorney Offices, the San Francisco and Marin County Public Defender Offices, the ACLU, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the Federal Civil Rights Division for the City of Chicago, and the San Francisco Superior Court were just some of the agencies that selected GGU graduates as Bridge Fellows.
PROGRAMS & RESOURCES FOR GGU LAW STUDENTS & GRADUATES
Our dedicated Law Career Development (LCD) professional staff provides comprehensive services to support students and graduates in their transitions from law school to professional life.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF OFFERINGS
Beginning in their first year, students receive individualized guidance and coaching from one of our four attorney-career counselors.
Access to Industry Experts:
LCD continually brings attorneys and judges to campus to speak about practice areas and job types. Students have access to successful alumni through GGU's 30-Minute Mentoring Program.
Resources for Graduating Students:
LCD offers a series of workshops specifically targeted to the needs of graduating students. Recent graduates receive weekly e-newsletter with job search advice, job leads, and networking opportunities.
Real-Time Information on Jobs, Networking:
LCD utilizes a blog, e-news, Facebook, LinkedIn and a YouTube channel to inform students about trends in the market, job search advice, job and grant opportunities and networking events, with a specially structured program for public interest opportunities.
GGU hosts semi-annual recruitment programs and promotes job fairs to link students with formal internship and job opportunities. LCD also maintains a password-protected website featuring job listings and a database of 7,000 employers.