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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.

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

Street Law class

Street Law comes to Savannah

June 02, 2016

When my law school and the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Georgia initiated the Street Law Program, I don’t think anyone could’ve imagined the success it would bring.

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Making your law school summers work for you

May 16, 2016

For law students, summers are an opportunity to build practical skills, knowledge and a professional network. For employers, summers are an opportunity to mentor, recruit new talent, and of course, to get fresh eyes and hands on our endless to-do lists.

Civility and Millennials

Are millennial lawyers less civilized?

March 22, 2016

Numerous jurisdictions are recognizing and lamenting the deterioration of civility in the legal profession. Some may be tempted to attribute this decline in courtesy to the influx of newly minted millennial attorneys to the profession.

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

It Is Critical for Women and Minorities to Find Mentors, Sponsors

December 14, 2014

By Lisa M. Passante Lisa M. Passante is vice president and associate general counsel for Thomson Reuters in its Philadelphia office, where she is the senior US-based legal advisor to the Intellectual Property & Science business unit. She is currently serving as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers for

INCubator-Style Programs Growing Among Law Schools

October 01, 2013

By Ed Finkel. Pedro Rivera remembers meeting a representative of a New York City tenant’s association for a building that had been written up for about 50 code violations. A 2004 City University of New York School of Law (CUNY) graduate, Rivera wasn’t sure he could handle the case on behalf

Navigating the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

February 01, 2013

Depending on the relationship and the moment, they may serve as your cheerleader, coach, reality check, therapist, and/or teacher—and who doesn’t need one or all of those from time to time? I find four compelling reasons, among many others, that make it particularly important for you to establish mentor-mentee relationships: The