Success in law school is the first step in a productive legal career.
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is excited to offer a unique professional development opportunity to diverse 1L law students.
LCLD has recruited lawyers from its Member organizations to provide one-on-one mentoring to qualified law students. These volunteer Mentors can help you achieve the professional goals you've set for yourself. Our Mentors not only have their experiences in law school to share, but also their experience of the profession, including networking, practice area choice, and knowledge of the legal job market.
To register for the Individual Mentoring Program, please complete the form below. Depending on your city, Mentee registration will begin September 1, September 15, October 1, or October 15. While we've enlisted a substantial number of volunteer Mentors, this is a "first come, first serve" opportunity, so please act quickly. Please note that this program is for diverse/underrepresented first-year law students only. The deadline for students to register for a Mentor has been extended until January 30, 2021.
We'll be in touch in the weeks after registration with information about your Mentor. If we're unable to pair you with an individual mentor because of high enrollment, we'll work to create group mentoring opportunities at your law school, led by LCLD Mentors.
Information on these events will be posted here on the LCLD events calendar as they are scheduled. NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LCLD is relaxing its requirements for in-person meetings during the Mentoring Program. Should social-distancing measures still be necessary during the 2020-2021 academic year, all meetings and events will be held over video conference or by phone.
LCLD is dedicated to building a diverse legal profession. Sign up for the Success in Law School Individual Mentoring Program below.