Marquette Law Mentorship Program
All first-year law students and transfer students are invited to participate in the Marquette Law Mentorship (MLM) program, supported by the Office of Student Affairs. Participating students gain an immediate connection to a second- or third-year law student serving as a guide to making a successful transition to Marquette University Law School. New students are matched with an upper-class mentor based on academic interests, shared experiences, hometowns, hobbies, and/or other common interests. Mentors help welcome their mentees and guide them to the academic, social, and professional resources available to them, helping them quickly integrate into the Law School community.
Starting law school is an exciting, but daunting, endeavor. If we have learned anything throughout this past year, we have learned the importance of support in difficult times. As we begin to move past the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to see MLM relationships benefit from the convenience of online communication as well as the value of physical gatherings. MLM’s mission this year is to generate a sense of community and support among the law students now, with the hope that it will continue long after our time at Marquette. We plan to do this by utilizing both the program’s scheduled events as well as the natural relationship between the mentors and mentees. As part of MLM, participants have the benefit of ready-made law student connections and the support of the program, as a whole.