Mentoring & Mock Interview Programs

Mentor 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 uwlawpmp@uw.edu 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

  • December 6, noon: Registration deadline for the 2020-2021 program
  • Mid-December: Matching complete and participants notified by email
  • Mid-January: Professional Mentor Program Kick-Off Reception

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.