Marquette Law Mentorship Program

All first-year law students and transfer students are invited to participate in the Marquette Law Mentorship (MLM) program, a peer-mentoring program hosted by the Office of Student Affairs. Participating students gain an immediate connection to a second- or third-year law student who assists them in making a successful transition to Marquette University Law School. 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.

New students are matched with an upper-class mentor based on academic interests, hometowns, hobbies, and other common interests. The goal of MLM is to create a casual, natural relationship between mentors and mentees. Organized MLM events serve the purpose of making it easier for mentors and mentees to check-in regularly throughout the mentees' first year of law school, but these events are not representative of the full extent of the program. Official MLM events serve, at a minimum, as a gateway to encourage further and more frequent contact between mentors and mentees. The overall expectation is that a relationship develops genuinely between mentors and mentees and that positive outcomes will result for both parties.