Mentor Students

Alumni volunteers are a great asset in educating the future generation of lawyers. Sharing the insight you have gained through your career and law school experience can inform a law student’s choices right now, helping them to make sense of the myriad options a career in the law offers.

Volunteer a little of your time to contribute to the success of the next generation of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law graduates. The commitment is small, but the chance to shape a future is enormous!

How you can help:

Alumni Advisor Network: Serve as an informal resource to students to discuss practice trends, legal markets across the nation, and other career-related topics with students, while helping them build their legal network. Act as a resource for students applying for positions within your organization. Sign up to serve as an Alumni Advisor when you complete your MyKent Online Community profile

Access2Practice Externship Program: Provide a second- or third-year IIT Chicago-Kent student with practical legal experience, for academic credit, through the Access2Practice program. The work experience you provide allows the student to apply classroom skills in a real-world setting, and will be critical to their success in today’s legal job market.

Intellectual Property Law Mentor Program: Through this informal program organized by the Intellectual Property Law Society, alumni practicing intellectual property law are paired with students interested in the field to review resumes and provide career advice. Complete the Mentor Application form to be added to a list of mentors available to students.

Law Review Mentor Program: Law Review alumni are invited to mentor second-year Law Review members as they write their note or comment.  Email with your employment information and areas of expertise to be added to a list of mentors available to students.

Professional Mentoring Program: The professional mentoring program is a new program which will provide an opportunity for alumni to be matched with first-year students based on common characteristics such as practice area interests, undergraduate institution, or previous employment experiences. The program will launch for the first time in spring 2020. Sign up to mentor.

Women in Law Mentor Program: Sign up to mentor a student over the course of one academic year. The Alumni Association works with the Society of Women in Law to pair mentors with students each fall. Mentors are expected to attend a kick-off reception in October and meet with their mentee three times during the year.