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.
For more information on the mentoring programs at each location, please follow the links below.
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 email@example.com or (fax) 856-225-6184.
We invite you to join the Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association’s student mentoring program. This program is co-sponsored by a student organization, the Women’s Law Forum, and is open to all Rutgers law students. For the past 16 years, this mentoring program has provided mentees with relationships to alumni that have extended beyond the mentee’s years in law school. It has also provided mentors with an opportunity to help next generation of lawyers to learn what of changes in legal education. Lastly, this program has helped the greater community of Rutgers Law School Newark to promote our graduates to the legal community at large.
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 some of the mentoring events outlined below.
The New York Chapter of the Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association formed last year, and that chapter has a base of committed alumni who looking for opportunities to support the school. Mentoring is one of those opportunities and we are exploring at least one mentoring event in New York. Details of this and other mentoring events will be announced in the alumni newsletter.
If you want to join the program and ensure an assigned mentee for this academic year, please fill out the Mentor Survey Form and return it by September 23, 2019 to the Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association Mentoring Committee co-chair, Ruby Hope, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you miss this deadline and still want to participate in the, program, please forward your completed form to Ruby at any time. If you have questions about the program please reach out to Ruby Hope at email@example.com.
Please note the following planned events. Mentors will be advised of specific dates as soon as possible.
1. After alumni mentors are matched with student mentees, the 2019-2020 mentoring program will kick off with an informal dinner and social at the law school or another location in Newark. This event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m., which will be confirmed when you receive your assignment. This informal event will provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet personally in a supportive environment. Many of our previous participants commented that our kick-off social gathering helped them establish their relationships on a firm footing.
2. In late March or early April, the Mentoring Program Committee will sponsor, with the Women’s Law Forum, an alumni panel discussion/presentation on “Networking.” The program will be modeled after very successful panel presentations we have sponsored every year since the beginning of the mentoring program and will focus on the networking experiences of a group of alumni with a wide range of experience as practitioners. More details and the exact date will be forthcoming.
We look forward to hearing from you and to your participation as a mentor in this important program.
Omar Bareentto ’16 and Ruby Hope ’98
Mentoring Program Committee Co-Chairs
Rutgers Law School-Newark Alumni Association