Mentoring & Mock Interview Programs
The UW School of Law provides a number of mentorship opportunities for practitioners interested in connecting with law students. For more information about these opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Mentoring & Engagement Programs 2021 survey.
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.
Important Dates for the Professional Mentor Program
- Open Now: Registration now open for the 2021 program
- Early Winter: Registration deadline for the 2021 program
- Late Winter: Matching complete and participants notified by email
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.
Important Dates for the Faculty Mentor Program
- Date TBD: Registration deadline
- Date TBD: Matching complete and participants notified by email
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.
Coffee with Counsel
Meet with a small group of law students in a casual setting to help students explore career paths and practice networking. These one-hour sessions are held virtually throughout the academic year.