Student Application

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Professional Mentoring Program offers law students the opportunity to have a practicing lawyer or judge as a mentor. Please complete and submit the following Application to receive a mentor for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year. Upon successful submission, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Students who complete the application first have the greatest chance of receiving a mentor who fits their preferences. Applications will be accepted until the first day of Fall classes, August 14, 2017 and you must be a Juris Doctorate student during the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year.

Question #1 (Required)

First Name:

Last Name:

Question #2 (Required)

Preferred E-mail Address:

Question #3 (Optional)

Preferred Phone Number:

Student ID Number (87xxxxxxx):

Question #4 (Optional)

Local Mailing Address:

Question #5 (Required)

Which year of law school will you be in during August of 2017?
First Year Day
First Year Evening
Second Year Day (Completed 30 Credits)
Second Year Evening (Completed 22 Credits)
Third Year Day (Completed 60 Credits)
Third Year Evening (Completed 44 Credits)
Fourth Year Evening (Completed 66 Credits)

Question #6 (Required)

In what areas would you prefer your mentor practice?
Administration Law
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy Law
Business/Corporate Law (Litigation)
Business/Corporate Law (Transactional)
Civil Litigation (Plaintiff)
Civil Litigation (Defense)
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law (Prosecution)
Criminal Law (Defense)
Education Law
Elder Law
Energy (Oil & Gas)
Employment Law
Environmental & Natural Resource Law
Family Law
Health/Hospital Law
Immigration & Naturalization Law
Intellectual Property/Copyright/Patent/Trademark Law
Juvenile/Children Law
Marijuana Law
Public Utilities/Municipality Law
Real Estate Law
Securities Law/Mergers & Acquisitions
Sports/Entertainment/Media Law
Taxation
Transportation Law
Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning Law
Other (Please Specify)

If "Other", please identify the area (20 word limit):

Question #7 (Required)

In what practice setting would you prefer your mentor practice?
No Preference
Small Firm
Medium Firm
Large Firm
Solo Practitioner
Government
In-House Counsel (For Profit)
In-House Counsel (Non-Profit)
Judge
JD Advantage
Other (Please Specify)

If "Other", please identify the setting (20 word limit):

Question #8 (Optional)

Do you have a preference for your mentor's gender?
No Preference
Male
Female

Do you have a preference for your mentor's race/ethnicity?
No Preference
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Caucasian

Do you have a preference for your mentor's experience level?
No Preference
< 5 years
5 to 10 years
10 to 20 years
> 20 years

Please check or specify any other preferences you have for your mentor.
No Preference
LGBT
Military Veteran
Single Parent
Second Career
First Generation College Graduate

Question #9 (Optional)

Please indicate how important Practice Area (Question 6) is in determining your match.
Very Important
Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important

Please indicate how important Practice Type (Question 7) is in determining your match.
Very Important
Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important

Please indicate how important Other Characteristics (Question 8) are in determining your match.
Very Important
Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important

Question #10 (Optional)

Please provide any other information you would like the Program to consider about yourself:

Gender:
Male
Female

Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Caucasian

Other Characteristics:
LGBT
Military Veteran
Single Parent
Second Career
First Generation College Graduate

Question #11 (Optional)

If you plan to practice in an area other than the Denver metropolitan area AND you would like a mentor who lives in your planned practice area, where might you practice? (20 word limit)

Agreement & Acknowledgement of Responsibilities: (Required)

I understand that this is a professional program and I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner during all interactions with my mentor. I agree to make reasonable effort to communicate and meet with my mentor. I agree that, if I am unable to meet with my mentor during a scheduled time or need to cancel a meeting, I will notify my mentor as soon as possible. I agree to contact the Program if I cannot or will not continue with the Program. I commit to developing a professional learning relationship with my mentor. I understand that my failure to maintain these professional standards may result in dismissal from the Program for my law school career.

Electronic Signature: