Career Outcomes

LEGAL EXPERTISE CAN LEAD TO NEW POSSIBILITIES

Concord Law School graduates have leveraged their legal expertise to work in traditional practice, as well as to enter or advance within high-growth fields like medicine, business, finance, IT, and other areas. Our 2,000 graduates include over 500 licensed attorneys (most in California but some in other states, too), as well as leaders spanning a wide range of industries.

See below for just a sampling of professional paths law school graduates may follow. Note: not all careers listed require a JD or EJD.

ADMINISTRATIVE LITIGATION

  • Holding lead counsel positions with the Social Security Administration
  • Operating in private practice in fields including immigration, social security appeals, veteran’s benefits, and workers’ comp
  • Acting as court-appointed special advocates

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION/MEDIATION

  • Founding new firms providing a wide range of mediation and training services
  • Starting companies that focus on divorce mediation
  • Specializing in medical dispute resolution involving hospice, medical malpractice, clinical bioethics, and elder care

BUSINESS

  • Specializing in international business law and global trade compliance management for multinational firms
  • Practicing in franchisor/franchisee law, business law, and estate planning
  • Working in corporate procurement as contract negotiators
  • Managing contracts and compliance issues in the oil & gas industry
  • Founding a talent firm that connects employers with skilled military spouses

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Serving as prosecutors, public defenders and private criminal defense attorneys
  • Working as a city police department sergeant leading Traffic Enforcement and Major Accident Investigation Teams

COMMUNICATIONS, CYBERSECURITY, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Helping health care organizations optimize investments in information technology
  • Operating a private practice that specializes in cybersecurity and data protection
  • Working with tech startups as a consultant on contracts, service terms, and other legal issues
  • Founding a firm that helps communities, school districts, government agencies, and tribes with telecommunications needs

EDUCATION AND FAMILY LAW

  • Shaping higher-education policy as college trustee board members
  • Helping special-needs children, their families, and local communities through nonprofit launches and private practice
  • Serving as deans of higher education institutions

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Supporting large banking, mortgage lending, and mortgage compliance institutions as senior counsel
  • Serving as a business consultant in accounting, litigation support, and tax services
  • Launching firms that specialize in trust and estate administration, forensic accounting, and tax planning/preparation
  • Founding businesses that provide consulting for broker-dealers and investment advisers in regulatory matters involving FINRA, the
  • SEC, and state regulatory authorities
  • Serving as leaders in large financial institutions specializing in retirement services

GOVERNMENT: FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL

  • Serving as the Small Business Administration Liaison/Program Analyst between Office of Disaster Assistance, Office of Disaster
  • Planning, and Office of Entrepreneurial Development
  • Coordinating Drug Court efforts for a state or county agency
  • Serving as Deputy County Counsel

HEALTH

  • Founding or serving on the boards of medical device and pharmaceutical companies
  • Leading statewide health exchange companies
  • Serving as expert witnesses in medical malpractice and product safety cases
  • Leading Risk, Corporate Responsibility, and HIPAA policy/execution at hospitals/medical facilities
  • Directing compliance for clinical lab and research divisions

INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Directing flood insurance operations for a national insurance firm
  • Specializing in insurance law and authoring books now used as continuing education credit for the industry

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/PATENTS/TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

  • Practicing as a registered patent attorney in private practice
  • Serving as Intellectual Property Counsel for medical device firms
  • Operating as both IP attorney and technology consultant to multiple firms
  • Consulting for health care organizations to optimize their investments in information technology