Career-Services

Career Services

Seeking legal employment may be different than any other type of job search you’ve conducted. Our Career Services Office can help you every step of the way by:

  • educating you on a variety of legal practice areas and legal alternative options;
  • coaching you on how to develop skills necessary to effectively compete in the legal market;
  • helping you achieve their summer and post-graduation employment goals;
  • connecting students and alumni; and
  • serving as an ongoing job resource for Georgia State Law alumni.

What We Offer

  • individual career counseling, which begins Nov. 1 for entering first-year students;
  • career aids and guides;
  • resume and cover letter reviews;
  • career workshops, forums, panel presentations and networking events;
  • online recruiting tool, Symplicity, which enables students and alumni to view job postings, post resumes and register for interviews and events;
  • fall and spring recruitment programs;
  • national and regional job fairs;
  • Career Services Resource Center, which includes a library, employer information files, employment directories and other career publications; and
  • reciprocity services that allow students and alumni to use other law schools’ career services facilities.

Career Services maintains the following reciprocity policy:

  • Reciprocal services are available on a one-to-one basis to students and graduates of other ABA-accredited/NALP member law schools who permit Georgia State University students and graduates use of their services. Students or graduates will only be granted reciprocity to one law school in Georgia at a time.
  • Requests for reciprocity must be made in writing by a Career Services official. Requests must include contact information for the student/graduate, including their address, and if requesting in office or online job posting access. The student/graduate should wait for our written response before contacting this office. No walk-ins or phone requests will be considered.
  • Reciprocity will not be granted during Fall On-Campus Recruitment Aug. 1 – Nov. 1.
  • Reciprocity is granted for a period of three months (90 days) and will expire on the date listed in the letter granting reciprocity. If a student is requesting online access his or her reciprocity will start the day the payment is received. A student or graduate will be granted reciprocity once in an academic year.
  • Reciprocity services include in office access to job postings and review of materials in the Career Services Resource Center or the option to access our job postings online for a nominal fee of $25. The job postings are identical whether accessed in office or online. Services do not include participation in on-campus interviews, job fairs, employer mailings, resume referral or counseling. All students/graduates using in office job posting access must sign in at the reception desk in the career services office.
  • Subscription to the monthly E-Graduate Job Bulletin is available to graduates of other law schools at any time. The cost is $30 for a six-month subscription.
  • Fees for online job posting access or job bulletin subscriptions must be paid by check, made payable to Georgia State University College of Law, Career Services Office, P.O. Box 4037, Atlanta, GA 30302-4037.
  • Applicants granted reciprocity must state in cover letters to employers that the job listings were provided by Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office through a reciprocal agreement with their school. Failure to comply will result in revocation of reciprocity privileges.
  • Submit reciprocity request to the Georgia State Law Career Services Office at lawcso@gsu.edu.

Employment Outcomes And Bar Passage Rates

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

As of November 2015, Georgia State Law has bar passage rates for the Class of 2015 from July.

Bar Passage Rate July 2015: 84% First-time… more »

Class of 2014

For the Class of 2014, Georgia State Law has detailed employment data for 196 of its 197 graduates.

Bar Passage Rate July 2014: 92% First-time… more »

Class of 2013

For the Class of 2013, Georgia State Law has detailed employment data for 194 of its 195 graduates. As of February 2014, the college has… more »

Class of 2012

For the Class of 2012, Georgia State Law has detailed employment data for 175 of its 199 graduates in February 2013. The college has detailed… more »

Class of 2011

Of the 186 graduates in the Class of 2011, Georgia State Law has detailed employment information for 166 in February 2012. The college has detailed… more »

Class of 2010

Of the 198 graduates in the Class of 2010, Georgia State Law has detailed employment status information for 175 in February 2011. The college has… more »

Class of 2009

Of the 185 graduates in the Class of 2009, Georgia State Law has detailed employment status information for 152 in February 2010. The college has… more »