Program Overview

“I would highly recommend signing up for the mentoring program. There are a lot of attorneys in the area that are willing to help law students in any way they can.”
-2012 Alum and Former Mentee

Sign-up Process for Students

Our program is open to all law students currently enrolled at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.

  1. There is one registration period each school year. Sign up at the beginning of the fall by clicking on the appropriate button on the homepage.
  2. Fill out an online profile, search our online database and request a mentor.
  3. Students can only work with one mentor during the school year mentoring session. At the end of the school year, the mentoring match will be released and students can re-register and request another mentor.

Sign-up Process for Attorneys

  1. Click the “Mentors- Register Now” button.
  2. Fill out an online profile that the students will see in their mentor search.
  3. Watch for mentor requests via your e-mail during August, September and October.

The Matching Process

Once accepted into the program, students select and request the mentor from our online database that best matches their career and personal needs. Mentor U does not match students with attorneys. Once a request is made:

  1. The mentor receives an email with the request, and can choose to accept or decline the student mentee.
  2. The student will receive an email with the mentor’s decision.
  3. If accepted, we encourage the student to make first contact.
  4. If declined, the student can search the database for another mentor and make a request.
  5. Students can only request one mentor at at a time. It is very important, therefore, for attorneys to respond to the request within one week. If there is no response to the request, however, the student can cancel the request and search for another mentor.

“I enjoy sharing my personal experiences as well as hearing about student life and how much things have changed for law students.”
-Past Mentor

The Mentoring Process

Mentoring is about building a mutually satisfying relationship. Some important aspects of a mentoring relationship are:

  • Setting goals and expectations for the relationship
  • Listening to one another and asking relevant and thoughtful questions pertinent to your individual needs
  • Maintaining a learning posture in all interactions
  • Staying in contact based on the set expectations

This resource is provided by and used with permission from Stanford Alumni Mentoring.