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The power of mentors and sponsors

March 05, 2018

Mentors provide guidance and advice, but they do not necessarily act as a coach or advocate like sponsors.  Those wanting career guidance and advice typically seek out mentors and, at times, mentors are assigned to professionals new to a particular industry or organization. 


How to make the most of a law school mentor

February 05, 2018

A mentor-mentee relationship is more than just the mentor showering knowledge and stories on a younger student. The mentee must bring energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. What results is a connection that lasts beyond law school and enriches both lives.

Finding a mentor: You don’t have to go it alone in law school

January 01, 2018

One of the most important steps you can take during law school is developing a mentoring relationship with someone you trust. You’ve got your head down, and you’re focusing on your course work. Good plan. But it’s also smart to begin building the relationships that will help you plan and pursue your legal career goals. One way to do that is by finding a mentor who can help guide you down the smartest path.

Asking Questions

The beauty of asking

June 14, 2017

How many times have you been staring at a document for a long time, scratching your head only to find out that you had no clue at all how to approach the problem it contained? How many times have you looked back and wished you could have known an important

Juris P. Prudence

Juris P. Prudence's assignment – thanking a mentor!

April 17, 2017

Hi! Juris Prudence here!  How’s your New Year going?  I hope you did well on your final exams and had a nice holiday break.   My New Year is going really well.  Sofie, Izzie, Maddy, and I spent the holidays celebrating our big victory from last year – winning the legal

John Weber

Mentors and mentees: Develop your own support network

September 21, 2016

This past year as a 1L (for about 2 more weeks) I was reminded of what it was like to be the new person on campus. It’s all so new. I had no idea what to expect. What’s a law school class like? Final exams? Will I make friends? Will

Section of Antitrust Mentoring Program

Everyone can use a mentor: Let the Section of Antitrust help you!

March 04, 2016

Too often, we as law students are afraid to reach out for help. If you ask too many questions in class, you are considered to be a gunner by your peers. Asking a fellow law student about what to do with your legal career is not always wise because we

Question Marks

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know

March 02, 2016

Remember that scene in "Jerry Maguire," at the beginning, where he’s frantically typing his “mission statement,” and words and ideas that he didn’t know he even had just came pouring out of him? Well, that was me a few years back, writing in response to an email sent out by

'Renaissance man' mentors more successful young men

January 01, 2016

By Amy Phan Taylor AMY PHAN TAYLOR, a 2L student at Seattle University School of Law, is student editor of Student Lawyer. Gerard Truesdale’s desire to be a role model started long before he co-founded Crossroads, a nonprofit dedicated to providing young students with life skills. The 1L at Elon University School