I believe that regardless of the statistics if you go into a school motivated you can land a good job out of GGU or just about any law school. Because you have to believe that the lower tier schools attract quite a few people who dont deserve to be in law school...
As someone with a lot of experience interviewing and then hiring in the SF legal market, I'll throw this out there (expecting 0ls to lose their minds). California markets are all VERY regionally biased. If you want to work in SF, you are better off going to GGU than 2nd tier schools like Loyola, Pepperdine, or Mcgeorge and than lower T1 schools that are more distant like UArizona or UFlorida. If you want to work in LA, go to Chapman over USF and Santa Clara. GGU grads are shut out of most biglaw jobs straight up, but they still do fairly well in the SF market due to the prime location and networking opportunities. I didn't go there for my JD, but I know some of the professors there and have worked with and against some of their alumni. Their saturation of the SF market is thorough and, as a lawyer in the area, I could not discount any graduate of the school, although it was a bit hit-or-miss (for the record, it was also hit-or-miss for USF, SCU, and Berkeley). For reference, I would compare it to Southwestern in LA or John Marshall in Chicago.
Here it is this is what pissed me off this thread is why I have been posting on here a lot. F'ing idiots who knew nothing about GGU made me terrified to go there and I nearly moved to Michigan based on this thread and numerous other internet postings that terrified me of going to GGU. However, GGU is fine, the two people with experience at the school on this thread said it was good, but instead of listening to them I nearly listened to idiots with no experience with the school talk me into not going. Honestly, if you are considering a tier 4 law school do not listen to what people say any ABA law school will provide you with the proper education to be an attorney. I just looked back at this post and can't believe what people said about GGU who had absolutely no experience with the school it is SHOCKING that people will degrade a school they know nothing about. NINJA no offense to you, but I am just picking on you at random FSU has 22 people that didn't pass the bar and then 10% of those people didn't even have a job, the rest probably work at McDonald's. I could say that about FSU and the fact that 22 people didn't pass the bar is true, it does not make FSU a bad school by any means. Obviously 22 people not passing the bar happens and I am sure no FSU grad is working at McDonald's, but hell maybe they do truth is I don't know, but I won't insult your school and you shouldn't insult a school you nothing about. No offense to Ninja you say a lot of good things, but I am baffled that you and other people that have no experience with a school will insult and scare people away from attending. GGU is a fine school and I have been very happy with it. I wish I had NOT taken things I saw on the internet seriously, when deciding to attend law school and I really hope someone will learn from my mistake and realize ABA schools will give you the proper education to be a lawyer and if you are considering law school DO NOT LISTEN TO NEGATIVE THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SCHOOLS UNLESS THEY HAVE DIRECT EXPERIENCE THERE. THE END!
Hastings is the better school, but worth paying full price opposed to a scholarship at GGU? That is debatable.