At CUA Law we emphasize the importance of a supportive and connected community; you are not on your own. One way to immerse yourself in the collegial environment is through the Law School's various mentor programs. Having a mentor gives you the opportunity to learn the skills you need to succeed in law school from experienced students. It also offers you the chance to meet alumni who are seasoned professionals in their fields and who can provide access to networking activities.
As a student there is no better way to learn how to navigate and succeed in law school than learning from someone who has been in your shoes. The first year students, upper-class students, and alumni who participate in CUA Law's enriching mentorship programs all have experiences to share with you.
This program connects CUA Law students with graduates who will act as a source of assistance and counsel throughout their law school experience. Mentors share general or expert knowledge, provide real-world insight into the practice of law, guide students in defining and embracing their role as a future lawyer, and serve as role models in dealing with clients, colleagues, the courts, and the community. First-year students are matched with alumni mentors during the spring of the first year of law school. For more information on becoming a mentee or mentor click here.
In your first year at CUA Law, you will be matched with a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor is a great resource throughout your time at the law school. Your advisor can answer questions about study skills, how to prepare for exams, course selection, career planning and more.
The Cardinal Crew is a peer mentor program that connects incoming students with upper-class students. Cardinal Crew volunteers participate in Orientation, mentor small groups of incoming students, and hold various events throughout the year. Cardinal Crew members welcome new students to CUA Law with helpful guidance and encouragement to ensure all students have the best possible experience.
Students interested in becoming a member of the Cardinal Crew should contact Assistant Dean Crowley in room 343C of the law school.
This program connects academically strong upper-class students with significant teaching and coaching experience and a commitment to supporting the CUA Law community with first year and upper-class students for academic support. The Dean’s Academic Fellows help students to develop the critical skills to excel in law school, such as acquiring and understanding context, developing critical reading skills, articulating relevant legal rules, and engaging in effective legal analysis. To learn more, click here.
Students interested in becoming a Dean's Academic Fellow should contact Assistant Dean Crowley in room 343C of the law school.
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