The Catholic University of America

 Inspiring and Guiding the Next Generation of Lawyers  

The Columbus School of Law has introduced the Alumni/Student Mentoring and Informational Interview Program, "CUA Law Advantage." This initiative connects alumni with current students, providing them with a source of assistance and counsel throughout the law school experience.  Alumni may be called upon to share knowledge, provide real-world insight into the practice of law, guide students in defining or embracing future roles as lawyers, and serve as role models in dealing with clients, colleagues, the courts, and the community.
 
Mentors

Alumni volunteer mentors are matched with students taking into consideration practice area, geographical preference, undergraduate institution, or other like interests or affiliations.  Mentors are asked to connect with student mentees in person (if feasible), soon after the student’s acceptance to the law school, before the start of the academic year. Mentors are expected to contact mentees at least once during the fall semester and twice during the spring semester, either in person or by phone or electronic communication. Mentors remain committed to mentees throughout the duration of the student’s time at CUA Law.  After the first year mentoring relationship develops, mentors and mentees are encouraged to structure the relationship with the flexibility needed to meet the demands of each other’s schedules, yet remaining committed to assisting and guiding students as necessary.
 
Alumni Advisors

Alumni Advisors work with the Office of Career and Professional Development to advise students about practice areas, conduct mock interviews, discuss clerkships, etc. Interactions with students can be by phone or in person and normally require a commitment of no more than one-half hour on an as-needed basis.
 
To participate in the CUA LAW Advantage Program, simply complete the form below.  If you have questions, please contact Lauren McCaghren in the Alumni Relations Office at (202) 319-5010 or mccaghren@law.edu.
Thank you for your commitment to the next generation of CUA Law graduates.

 

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