Profiles: Julie Cummings

Julie Cummings

Julie Cummings

JD 16

Trial Attorney at U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division

Helicopter Pilot, Mom & GGU Law Student

  • Second Year (2L)
  • Dean's List (all semesters)
  • Recipient of Multiple Scholarships
  • Law Review Staff Writer
  • BA in Liberal Studies, Linguistics Emphasis: California State University-Fresno (Stilwell Sabre recipient for Most Outstanding Cadet in California)
  • MS in International Relations: Troy University, Troy, Alabama (4.0 GPA)
Home Town
  • Walnut Creek, California
"...I chose Golden Gate University School of Law for several reasons, the foremost being that I desired a regional school that would prepare me for practice in the Bay Area.

The smaller class sizes were also appealing and, in retrospect, they have afforded me ample opportunity to interact with my professors and my classmates on a more personal level.

GGU Law offers several on-site clinics and honors programs that I knew would provide me with the opportunity to represent real-world clients by my first summer, before my 2L year. With the rapid development of legal skills through the Honors Lawyering Program, I knew I would have the training and support needed to represent underserved members of my community in an effective way far sooner than otherwise possible.

The honors program involves a normal 1L year and then a jump 10 days later into the first semester of 2L, including partnering with a classmate to handle the landlord-tenant case of a real client. Now, in the fall of my 2L I can work full time as an apprentice for three months, 35 hours a week...."

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