Thursday, August 13, 2015

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP! 3L/4L Mentorship Program

One of the most important things you can do for your professional development while in law school is surround yourself with terrific mentors…let the law school help you!  We have many outstanding mentors waiting for you.  All you need to do is sign up.

What is itThe law school’s mentorship program connects 3Ls/4Ls with mentors from the legal community and faculty/adjunct faculty members.  This exciting program is now in its THIRD year and has proved to be a valuable resource to many students.  The program combines a structured mentorship process, specific strategies, and key resources to promote a successful mentorship relationship.

The goal:  Provide you with the professional tools you need to enter the employment market, prepare you for the practical realities of the workplace, and develop healthy professional relationships. 

The details:    Sign up and you will be paired with a mentor.  The program kicks off in September with an Orientation/Reception (date TBD) and ends in April.  Your participation in monthly meetings will be required over eight months (eight meetings total) beginning in September.  You and your mentor will receive a structured mentorship guide that will have a variety of great topics and resources for review before your monthly meetings.  The time you can give to each monthly meeting can be determined by you and your mentor.  We don’t expect this time commitment to exceed two hours per month, unless you and your mentor agree to meet more often.  Meetings can be in person, over the phone, via Skype – whatever is most convenient for both of you.  

To sign up:  Please provide the following to by TOMORROW, August 14, 2015
  • Your name and expected graduation date
  • Your contact information and geographic mentor preference (phone, e-mail and physical address for geographic purposes)
  • Three general practice areas of interest or JD Preferred/Beyond Traditional areas of interest – we will do our best to pair you with a professional that matches your preferences
Questions?  Contact or Joan Knight at