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. MLM is entirely voluntary. This past year over 90% of our incoming first-year class participated. 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.
Participating mentees gain an immediate connection to a second- or third-year law student, who serves as a guide to help mentees make a successful transition to Marquette University Law School. Participating mentors take on a leadership role in the Law School and continue to form their own professional identities in the process.
Starting law school is an exciting, but daunting, endeavor. MLM’s mission is to generate a sense of community and support among law students now, with the hope that it will continue long after our time at Marquette. As part of MLM, participants have the benefit of ready-made law student connections and the support of the program, as a whole.