Law School Mentoring Program

In Fall 2015, MLaw Programs will launch a Law School Mentoring Program.  This program will be for students in the Justice and Legal Thought Program as well as students in the Law and Society Minor.  Students from both programs who are interested in the possibility of attending law school in the future will be paired with current law students at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Mentors will offer insight into preparing for law school, life as a law student, and more.

How the program works

  • The Law School Mentoring Program matches mentors and students and offers mentors and students an opportunity to interact in person at specific events in certain locations.
  • Participants are asked to interact at least twice per academic semester.  Schedules permitting, participants are encouraged to communicate and/or meet as often as they like.
  • Mentoring can take place via e-mail exchanges, telephone conversations, lunch meetings, coffee breaks, and videoconferencing.
  • Participates will receive a copy of the Law School Mentoring Program Handbook, which explains the program guidelines, goals and expectations.

About our mentors

Our mentors are 1L, 2L, 1E, 2E or 3E law students at the Carey School of Law.

About Our Students

Students who participate in the Professional Mentor Program will come from MLaw's signature programs: Justice and Legal Thought and the Law and Society Minor.  Justice and Legal Thought is one of 12 College Park Scholars Living-Learning programs designed for freshmen and sophomore students. It is intended to appeal to students from nearly all academic backgrounds with an interest in law. The Law and Society Minor is for upper-level undergraduate students with 30 credits, 15 of which must have been completed on campus.  The minor features an interdisciplinary and experiential approach to law in the tradition of law and society scholarship. While much of this scholarship is oriented in the social sciences, the field runs the gamut from traditional studies of judicial behavior to post-modern examinations of legal discourse.

Sign-Up

Interested in becoming a mentor?

If you will be a 1L, 2L, 1E, 2E or 3E at the Carey School of Law during Fall 2015 and you are interested in mentoring a MLaw student, please send an e-mail to mlawprograms@umd.edu with "Law School Mentoring Program" in the subject line.

Interested in being mentored by a law student?

If you are interested in being mentored by a law student, please send an e-mail to mlawprograms@umd.edu with "Law School Mentoring Program" in the subject line.