Alumni Mentor Program: Early Interview Week (EIW)
The Alumni Mentoring Program: Early Interview Week (EIW) is a collaborative effort between the Career Development Office and the Development and Alumni Engagement Office. Our goal is to provide our rising 2L students with mentors to prepare them for interviews with private sector law firms. Mentors are matched with a student via the Berkeley Law Connect platform. Mentors are asked to meet with their mentee in June to discuss the student’s career objectives and the law firm interview process. A mock interview and feedback session takes place in late July as final preparation for EIW, which is generally held the first week of August.
The Alumni Mentoring Program: Public Interest/Public Sector (PIPS) Mentors Program is a collaborative effort between the Career Development Office and the Development and Alumni Engagement Office. Our goal is to provide our new 1L students with mentors to assist them with their job and fellowship search efforts with non-profit organizations, NGOs, and government agencies. Mentors are matched with a student via the Berkeley Law Connect platform. Mentors are asked to meet with their mentee in October to discuss the student’s career objectives. A second check-in meeting takes place in January.
LSAD Mentoring Program
LSAD membership is thriving and the current students have been working with the Development and Alumni Relations Office to create a formal alumni mentorship program. The importance of alumni mentoring cannot be overstated. The opportunity to connect meaningfully with an experienced attorney or Berkeley Law alum can have incredible impacts on a student’s success. The student representatives to the Berkeley Law Alumni Association are both LSAD members, and describe their desire for alumni mentoring as follows: Navigating law school and this legal field is challenging, especially for those of us who come from communities that are underrepresented in this profession. Having a mentor that understands not only your educational concerns but also your identity and positionality in the world is necessary if not imperative. This program facilitates both of these elements and helps current students build relationships with alums that can follow them through law school and beyond. We launched the LSAD mentoring program in December 2022, and will run it again annually in October of each year.
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