TU Program Matching Students with Mentors

Sunday, May 15, 2011

In April, the TU College of Law held its Spring Mentoring Reception at John Rogers Hall. The event brings together law students and their mentors and serves as an opportunity for students and professionals to learn more about the mentorship program at TU. Approximately 40 mentors and mentees were at the reception.

There are 71 mentor matches currently in the program, which provides law students with the opportunity to ask professionals questions, observe the workplace, and learn about resources and professional organizations for lawyers in the legal community. One mentor, TU law alumnus Kevin Patrick (JD ’78), came to the reception from Colorado to meet 1L Rachel Jones for the first time. Patrick is one of the nation’s leading water law attorneys and is a partner with Patrick, Miller and Kropf.

Jones is interested in water law, environmental law, and energy law, and specifically requested Patrick. "Mr. Patrick has a lot of perspective, not just on law but on life," Jones said. "It’s helpful to have someone with so much wisdom as a mentor. We speak a couple of times a month, but it’s wonderful to meet him, and I appreciate him making the time for me."

For more information about the mentorship program, click here or contact the Professional Development Office at 918-631-2430.

Scott Been