career services: Employment Statistics

Students come to GGU Law with a range of professional goals as diverse as their backgrounds. Law Career Services (LCS) staff work with students individually to tailor the job search to their specific goals. We encourage you to contact GGU Law Career Services at 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.


Class of 2010:

Class of 2009:







Slight differences between the NALP and ABA reports linked above are due to differing methodology.


Class of 2012 graduates found a variety of ways to launch their legal careers. GGU collected employment information (link) from 96.8% of the class of 2012, approximately nine months after they graduated. At that time:

  • The great majority of them (78.6%) were employed in jobs that required bar passage (74 graduates) or where a JD provided an advantage (25 graduates).
  • 4.8% were enrolled in full-time graduate degree programs.

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.

CLASS OF 2012: Employment Overview (as of February 15, 2013)

CLASS OF 2012: Employment by Type (as of February 15, 2013) out of Total Employed

CLASS OF 2012: Partial Employer List

Members of GGU's class of 2012 have found long-term, full-time positions with a variety of employers, including:
  • Alameda County Office of the Public Defender
  • Bledsoe, Cathcart, Diestel, Pedersen & Treppa LLP
  • CA Fair Political Practices Commission
  • Consumers Union
  • DuaneMorris
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
  • Hodson & Mullin
  • Johnson Becker, PLLC
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • Knox Ricksen, LLP
  • Kramer Radin LLP
  • Lawyers for Clean Water
  • Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams
  • Phillips, Spallas & Angstadt
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP
  • Rice Silbey Reuther & Sullivan
  • Seeley & Madigan, LLP
  • Superior Court of California,
    County of San Francisco
  • The Alliance for Children's Rights
  • US Army JAG Corps
  • US Department of Labor,
    Employee Benefits Security Administration
  • Vallejo City Attorney's Office
  • Van De Poel, Levy & Allen

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 San Francisco and Alameda County District Attorney Offices, the San Francisco and Monterey County Public Defender Offices, the EEOC, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, 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 Services professional staff provides comprehensive services to support students and graduates in their transitions from law school to professional life.

Professional staff offerings include:
  • One-on-One Counseling: Beginning in their first year, students receive individualized guidance and coaching from one of our four attorney-career counselors.
  • Access to Industry Experts: LCS continually brings attorneys and judges to campus to speak about practice areas and job types. During the 2011-12 academic year, GGU Law hosted more than 30 such events.
  • Resources for Graduating Students: LCS 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: LCS 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.
  • Recruitment Programs: GGU hosts semi-annual recruitment programs and promotes job fairs to link students with formal internship and job opportunities. LCS also maintains a password-protected website featuring job listings and a database of 7,000 employers.