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UHLC Professional Mentoring Program

Welcome Prospective Mentors and Mentees!

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 UHLC Professional Mentoring Program’s Virtual Kickoff Event will take place on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  If you are interested in participating in the UHLC Professional Mentoring Program, please register no later than Wednesday, September 29, 2021, by completing the registration form below.  You may also RSVP for the Virtual Kickoff Event when you register.

Registration for Mentors

Registration for Mentees

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.

Contact us:
Paul Klinger, J.D.
Assistant Director, Career Development Office
Carolyn D. Taylor, M.Ed.
Director of Law Donor Relations, Office of Law Alumni Relations