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 lawcareer@ggu.edu 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.

EMPLOYMENT DATA

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

SNAPSHOT: CLASS OF 2014

Class of 2014 graduates found a variety of ways to launch their legal careers. GGU collected employment information (link) from 98.9% of the class of 2014, approximately ten months after they graduated. Of our graduates who reported they were employed, the great majority of them (83%) were employed in jobs that required bar passage (76 graduates) or where a JD provided an advantage (22 graduates).

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.

EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW

(as of April 15, 2015)

Class of 2014 ABA Employment Overview

 

EMPLOYMENT BY TYPE OUT OF TOTAL EMPLOYED

(as of April 15, 2015)

Class of 2014 ABA Employment by Type Out of Total Employed

 

PARTIAL EMPLOYER LIST

Members of GGU's Class of 2014 have found long-term, full-time positions with a variety of employers, including:
  • Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps
  • Alameda County District Attorney's Office
  • Alameda County Office of the Public Defender
  • Barron Law Corp.
  • Berding & Weil, LLP
  • Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman LLP
  • Blum, Gibbs & Davies, LLP
  • Brayton Purcell LLP
  • Butte County District Attorney
  • Dickson Geesman LLP
  • Duckworth Peters Lebowitz Olivier LLP
  • Fraser, Watson & Croutch, LLP
  • Glassberg, Pollak & Associates
  • Gordian Compliance Solutions
  • Gordon Law Group
  • Grancell Law
  • Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
  • Hakkasan Group
  • Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica, LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Law Offices of Dominic Capeci
  • Law Offices of Helen Santana
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Levin Simes LLP
  • Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers
  • Miller Law Group
  • Mitchell Law Group
  • Morrill Law Firm
  • Norcal Mutual Insurance Company
  • Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP
  • Pearl Law Group
  • Phillips, Spallas, & Angstadt, LLP
  • Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley
  • Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP
  • Skootsky & Der LLP
  • Social Justice Collaborative
  • Tenax Law Group, PC
  • US Dept. of Homeland Security-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • US Dept. of Labor, EBSA
  • Venardi Zurada LLP

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 professional staff provides comprehensive services to support students and graduates in their transitions from law school to professional life.

 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF OFFERINGS

  • 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: 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.
  • Recruitment Programs: 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.