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Mentoring at The University of Law

Some students are less likely than others to have made any contacts within the legal profession before they join the University. Our mentoring scheme addresses this by providing our postgraduate law students with an individual contact from within the profession, from whose experience the student can benefit.

Anyone from a second six pupil barrister or second year trainee can volunteer, and the scheme has been designed to provide the flexibility required by mentors with busy legal practices to maintain. Furthermore, your organisation does not need to be recruiting to get involved.

The benefits to students are huge, but mentors also get satisfaction from supporting individuals by passing on valuable lessons from experience. Visit our mentoring pages for more information about our scheme.

In most centres the scheme runs from the late autumn to May, and during this time we ask our mentors and mentees to make contact a minimum of four times. One of these contacts should be face-to-face, ideally in the mentor's workplace, but the other contacts could be via phone or email.

By participating, mentors can gain the satisfaction of helping individuals achieve their aspirations, from discussing strategies and helping with applications through to imparting valuable knowledge based on personal experience of the profession.

To find out more read our guide 'What is mentoring' or contact us.