To participate in the Program, you must:

  1. Be a law student at Sturm College of Law;
  2. Be willing to commit the necessary time to meeting or otherwise communicating with your mentor;
  3. Complete and submit the Student Application; and
  4. Agree to and electronically sign the “Statement of Participation” at the end of the “Student Application.”

If admitted to the Program, you will meet with your mentor several times each year at mutually agreed upon dates, times and places. If you meet at your mentor’s office, please dress appropriately.

The relationship you have with your mentor is largely what you and your mentor make it. Mentoring relationships within the Program vary greatly. Students and mentors often decide to meet more frequently than the Program requires; others decide to meet only as required. Most mentors and students begin their discussions with the Program topic, but you and your mentor can discuss any mutually agreed upon appropriate topic. For example, you and your mentor might want to discuss networking and other job related topics.

Please remember that your mentor has volunteered his or her time. Be flexible regarding your mentor’s practice obligations. And even though finding legal employment is important, do not expect your mentor to offer you a job. Your mentoring relationship is an opportunity for you to learn and develop necessary professional skills.

If you have any questions about the Program, please contact the Program Coordinator at