The Professional Mentoring Program offers every entering first year law student the opportunity to develop a professional relationship with a practicing lawyer or judge. Students and mentors are matched by interest areas, and they participate in a series of practice oriented discussions during the first year of law school. Absent unusual circumstances, students retain the same mentor throughout their law school careers. The formal mentoring program ultimately will continue beyond law school, and mentors and students will continue their contact with each other as students transition from law school to practice.
In the aggregate, there are approximately 500 students and mentors participating in the program. A number of students in the program have found part time, summer and permanent employment through their participation.