Massachusetts School of Law (MSL) has introduced a new Alumni Mentor Program that provides students with a high level of personalized professional experience, guidance, support and encouragement to complement the practical education they are already receiving at the school. Some mentors let their student “job shadow” them or have them work on a project of interest to the student.
The program, which is coordinated through a partnership of the Career Services Office and the Academic Support Program, assigns mentors for at least one academic year. In addition to mentoring provided by professional alumni, first-year students can also be paired with a third-year student to guide them through the academic challenges of law school. The program is open to every MSL student.
Said MSL’s Career Services Director, Victoria Dickinson, "Mentoring serves as an important resource to our students. Mentors can offer advice and inspiration, encourage students who are preparing for the bar exam, and provide important information about the practice of law and the job market. Our Mentor program also can help students begin to develop a professional network and just might be a great stepping stone to that first legal job."
About Massachusetts School of Law
Massachusetts School of Law’s mission is to provide a high-quality, practical, and affordable legal education to deserving persons who have been unfairly excluded from law school. The school seeks to give these persons access to the societal advancement that is available, in law and other fields, to people with legal degrees. More information is available at www.mslaw.edu.