The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Professional Mentoring Program pairs law students with attorneys to aid with the transition to practice. This program is open to all students currently enrolled at UHLC, including 1L, 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students.
Mentors in the program make a one-year commitment to their assigned mentee(s) to offer assistance with the varied aspects of professional development, including choosing a career path, networking, job search, and learning how to execute an effective career plan. Mentors may specify how many students they would like to be assigned (up to 3). To the extent possible, students are matched with mentors based on their practice areas of interest, law firm/organization preference, or demographic preference (e.g., diverse attorney, first-generation attorney, LGBTQ+ attorney).
The program begins its official activities during the Fall semester with a kickoff event that offers mentors and mentees the opportunity to interact and network in a virtual environment before the matching process. The date for the 2022 UHLC Professional Mentoring Program’s Virtual Kickoff Event will be announced in Summer 2022. If you are interested in participating in the 2022 - 2023 UHLC Professional Mentoring Program, please reach out to Carolyn Taylor or Paul Klinger at the contacts provided below.
Suggested Mentor/Mentee Activities
Once mentor/mentee matches are provided following the Virtual Kickoff Event, mentors and mentees are encouraged to contact each other at their earliest convenience.
Mentors might consider arranging some of the following opportunities to meet virtually:
UHLC will also be in touch throughout the year to highlight possible events and activities for mentors and mentees to do together.
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