“Our alumni have a first-hand view of the state of the profession,” said John Sklut, Assistant Director of Students. “Their counsel is invaluable to students as they prepare for their own legal careers.”
The Alumni Mentor Program’s Goals:
- Expand a law student’s understanding of the practice of law outside of the classroom
- Expose law students to the art of practicing law through the perspective of a practitioner
- Instill in law students the pride and integrity of legal practice
- Provide students with a qualified, committed attorney role model
- Introduce law students to the legal community and provide networking opportunities
- Provide a voice of experience for students in the study of law
The Mentoring Program is comprised of two parts:
1L Mentoring Program
The Alumni Mentor Program pairs 1L students with a local alumnus, offering the opportunity for students to gain insight about the legal profession, the realities of practicing law, and the difficulties and satisfaction of a legal career. The mentor will also serve as a source of guidance and support regarding the Gonzaga Law School experience. This program runs springs semester of a student’s first year through fall semester of his/her second year.
The E-Mentoring Program is similar to the 1L Mentoring Program except mentors are located throughout the United States. During their second year, students will be matched with alumni mentors in geographical areas in which they are interested. Although most communication will be done via e-mail and telephone conversation, most students will attempt to meet their mentor at least once.
To sign up as an Alumni Mentor, fill out the Almni Mentor Form(PDF).
To sign up as a Student Mentee, fill out the Student Mentee Form (PDF).
These forms can be returned by e-mailing them to the Alumni office or mail the forms to:
Office of Alumni
School of Law
PO Box 3528
721 N. Cincinnati St.
Spokane, WA 99220