Southwestern's Student Mentor Program, sponsored by the SBA, can be best described as a student support network that assists new students with the transition into the law school environment.
Through the program, first-year students are matched with upper division students who provide guidance and helpful hints on surviving the first year of law school. All students are encouraged to participate in the program. Questions about the program may be directed to the Student Welfare Commissioner through the SBA Office or to the Student Affairs Office.
The Alumni Resource Network assists continuing students with the transition from student to lawyer. Over 450 alumni participate in the program, which provides students with an opportunity to contact and network with alumni in specific practice and/or geographic areas. Alumni offer advice on networking opportunities, career matters, and expertise in particular areas of practice.
This program also allows students to become acquainted with some of the finer aspects of lawyering by developing relationships with alumni already involved in the legal arena. These alumni are willing to share both their educational and professional experiences with students and can be a valuable source of information and guidance.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Career Services Office.