1L Mentor Network
As you embark on your legal education at Lewis & Clark, you will receive support and advice from a number of people, including mentors assigned through our Mentor Network. Your Mentor Network will include:
Peer Mentors – every incoming student is assigned to a small Peer Mentoring team consisting of two Peer Mentors and about ten 1L students. Peer Mentors offer advice on the day-to-day of law school, such as study & exam-taking skills, best study spots on campus, and what they wish they’d known – or believed – when they started school. They can also recommend great places to get your favorite food and where to hike/bike/relax. And, Peer Mentors can serve as a friendly ear when you want to talk about law school and life as a law student.
CPDC Advisor – every incoming student is also assigned to a Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) advisor. Your CPDC advisor will work with you throughout law school and will advise you on your professional development, including your summer and post-grad job search strategies. Your CPDC advisor should become one of your go-to people as you enter the legal profession.
Faculty Advisors – unless you opt not to be, you will be assigned to a Faculty Advisor. Having a faculty advisor will mean, almost right away, there will be a member of the faculty who you can connect to by asking questions about law school and about their career path and experience. Later, they can advise you on class selection and assist with your professional development.
Attorney Mentor – unless you opt not to be, you will also be assigned to an Attorney Mentor. Our Attorney Mentors are local attorneys, mostly alumni, who volunteer to meet and advise our students. Your Attorney Mentor can be a helpful sounding board (most well-remember their 1L year of law school) and can introduce you to others in the legal community.
This network of individuals will be a powerful support system for you!