Professional Mentoring Program

Professional Mentoring Program — Student Application

MLS Student Application

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Professional Mentoring Program offers master of legal studies 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 2019/Spring 2020 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.

Question #1 (Required)

First Name:

Last Name:

Question #2 (Required)

Preferred E-mail Address:

Question #3 (Optional)

Preferred Phone Number:

Question #4 (Optional)

Local Mailing Address:

Question #5 (Required)

Which of the following best describes you?
Full-Time Day (planning to earn your degree in 1 year / 2 consecutive semesters)
Full-Time Evening (planning to earn your degree in 1 year / 2 consecutive semesters)
Part-Time Day (planning to earn your degree in 2 to 3 years)
Part-Time Evening (planning to earn your degree in 2 to 3 years)

Question #6 (Required)

In what areas would you prefer your mentor practice?
Administrative Law
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Contracts
Criminal Law
Legal Profession
Property
Torts
American Legal History
Colorado Legal Research
Intellectual Property Specialization
HR/Management Professional Specialization
Social Work/Education Specialization

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:

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208