Mentoring and Mock Interview Programs

Mentoring opportunities

Professional Mentor Program

The UW Law Professional Mentor Program pairs JD students with professional legal mentors. Professional mentors and student mentees are paired based on common characteristics such as practice area interests, undergraduate institution, or previous employment experiences. Professional mentors offer guidance and encouragement while facilitating networking and job shadowing opportunities. Professional mentors and student mentees meet throughout a calendar year.

Faculty Mentor Program

The Faculty Mentor Program matches first-year JD students with UW Law faculty members. Faculty mentors and student mentees are paired based on common characteristics such as practice area interests, undergraduate institution or previous employment experiences. Faculty advisors assist with academic planning and course selection and provide advice and support.

Mock Interview Program

Conduct an in-person mock interview to help students prepare for future job interviews; occurs in winter and spring quarters.

Speed Mentor or Speaking Opportunities

Attend one to two evening events per year to discuss quick questions and provide guidance in a 15-20 minute rotation format with students from all class years. Join a panel, give a coffee talk or brown-bag lunch topic presentation. Email lawpath@uw.edu to learn more.