The best guide for students going through law school is someone who has already gone through it. Students are paired with graduates, who, among other things, can help the students decide how to continue their law school career to best prepare them for the type of law they would like to practice.

Become a Mentor

For more information on the mentoring programs at each location, please follow the links below.

  • Camden
  • Newark
Mentor a Camden Student

Volunteer to mentor a law student or recent graduate! Each year we match students and very recent graduates with mentors who help introduce their mentees to the legal profession. We are always looking to add new mentors to this program and are particularly in need of out-of-state mentors to mentor students and recent alumni who plan to practice out-of-state. To sign up for this program, please fill out a mentor form and submit it to Gwen Tolbert at or (fax) 856-225-6184. 

Mentor a Newark Student

2018-19 Mentoring Committee Form


This is your invitation to join an exciting and personally rewarding program provided by your law school Alumni Association for the past 15 years.

The Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association’s student mentoring program is co-sponsored by a student organization, the Women’s Law Forum, and is open to all Rutgers law students. Comments from past alumni mentors’ evaluations of the program include the following:

  • “I truly believe that the program has been as beneficial to me as it has been to my mentees, thanks to their enthusiasm, energy, and good humor. I greatly look forward to my future involvement in the program and to meeting new mentees.”
  • “This program is wonderful and I am happy to have participated.”
  • “I would love to continue mentoring ....”

Student mentees have been equally enthusiastic.

To make this school year’s program as successful, the Alumni Association needs additional alumni mentors. To be a mentor you do not have to live or work close to the law school or even in New Jersey. Many of the mentor/mentee relationships have thrived through e-mail exchanges and telephone calls. You do, however, have to commit to the mentoring relationship, meaning that you will establish and maintain contact with your mentee(s) during the year and will try, if possible, to attend the Mentoring Program events outlined below.

If you want to join the program or have any questions about it, please fill out the Mentor Survey Form and return it by September 11, 2018 to the Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association Mentoring Committee co-chair, Barbara Schweiger, by e-mail at or by fax at (973) 232-2975.

We look forward to hearing from you and to your participation as a mentor in this important program.

Maxiel Gomez ’04 and Barbara Schweiger ‘98
Mentoring Program Committee Co-Chairs
Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association