The C|M|LAW Alumni Association Mentor Program is designed to provide law students with an easy way to meet with, observe, and obtain advice, ideas, suggestions or general information from law school graduates. We strongly encourage all first year law students at C|M|LAW to take advantage of this opportunity and utilize the program.
The mentors will generously volunteer their time and knowledge to assist the law students. The students will be those enrolled at Cleveland-Marshall who find themselves in need of advice, guidance or counseling relative to law school, the Ohio Bar Examination, and/or the practice of law.
Potential mentors and students will complete a registration form of pertinent background information. Based upon the data contained in the registration form, mentors and students will be matched, when possible, with the aim of addressing the interests and needs of the student.
The program will bring the mentors and students together in September at an informal meeting and reception. The program is expected to provide no less than four (4) mentoring encounters during the 2012-2013 school year.
During the initial mentoring session, the mentor and student will talk in general about themselves and become familiar with each other. The subsequent sessions will entail introducing the student to a practical and realistic viewpoint of the expectations and requirements of legal education and the legal profession. For first year students, the parties can delve into discussions of various areas of law, good study habits, available resources, and any special need or concerns that may surface.
For second and third year law students, the Mentor Program will include the previously described activities and undertake discussions on securing employment in law firms, businesses or governmental agencies. The third year law students' program will include all of the above plus advice on preparation for the Bar Examination and the search for a permanent job in the legal profession.
It is anticipated that the mentor/student relationship will develop into a trusting and nurturing friendship, mutually beneficial and rewarding over an extended period of time.