Interested in mentoring a law and business student?
Please contact Leanne Fuith, dean of Career and Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-290-6340.
Law and Business Certificate Mentorship Program
The Center for Law and Business provides Mitchell Hamline students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed as business lawyers, compliance professionals and business managers and leaders. The Center’s Law and Business Mentorship Program connects current Mitchell Hamline students working towards the Law and Business Certificate with J.D. mentors in business, including those mentors working as in-house lawyers, law firm lawyers, business leaders, compliance professionals and business owners.
Through advice, shared experiences networking assistance and personal support, mentors will help prepare Mitchell Hamline graduates to succeed in careers in law and business. The Law and Business Mentorship Program introduces our Law and Business Certificate students to the important and varied work that J.D. mentors do in business and creates opportunities for our students to engage in conversations with mentors and others about this work, professionalism, and the skills and attributes needed to succeed in business.
How it Works
Law and Business Certificate students are matched with a J.D. mentor working in their area of interest in business. Mentors and students are asked to commit to meeting with one other 4–6 times during the year (or 2–3 times per semester). Mentors and students are encouraged to work together for one academic year and, if both the mentor and student are willing, may continue working together longer.
All other engagements may be scheduled at the convenience of the mentors and their students. The student is responsible for initiating all meetings. Suggested activities that mentors and students may take part in together include, but are not limited to, attending a business meeting or the closing of a transaction together, observing a business negotiation or a court hearing on a business related matter, meeting to review the student’s resume, or attending a professional event together.
Mentors and students will be matched during the summer months and be notified of their match by the beginning of each fall term.