Become a Mentor

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Become a Mentor 

The mentor relationship offers law students the opportunity to work closely with experienced AAJ attorney members to gain a better understanding of what is required to be a successful trial lawyer. The mentor gains personal satisfaction by sharing knowledge and insights with newcomers to the profession of trial law. Contribute to the future of the civil justice system by mentoring one or more law students.

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Minimum Requirements for AAJ Mentors:

  • Commit to serve for one year as a mentor to one or more law students.
  • Meet with the student(s) at least every 4-6 weeks.
  • Allow the student(s) to "shadow" you at least three days throughout the year, possibly
    observing you with clients or in court.
  • Once you have agreed to serve as a mentor to one or more law students, please provide
    your name and the student name(s) to lawstudents@justice.org

Additional ways AAJ mentors help students:

  • Speak at AAJ law student chapter meetings
  • Speak at a career panel at the local law school
  • Coach a law school team for AAJ's Student Mock Trial Competition
  • Invite students to attend depositions, courtroom hearings and similar events
  • Critique resumes of law students seeking employment
  • Participate in a mock employment interview with students
  • Assist students with networking for clerkships or other employment positions
  • Talk to students about your area of practice and give general career planning advice
  • Provide job networking suggestions for students relocating to another city
  • Invite a student to spend a day at your office
  • Let a student work on a project for you
  • Participate in the law student/mentor reception held at each AAJ Convention

Serving as a mentor is a wonderful opportunity to share your knowledge with law students in your community. Become an AAJ law student mentor today.

For more information, email lawstudents@justice.org.

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