The University of Tulsa College of Law Mentoring Program has partnered with the Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA) Mentoring Committee to create a matching program that is designed to generate professional relationships between practicing legal professionals and TU Law students. It provides law students with the opportunity to ask experienced legal professionals questions, observe the workplace, and learn about resources and professional organizations for lawyers in the legal community. The program also provides legal professionals the opportunity to guide and cultivate promising law students to the practice of law.
The Professional Development Office works to pair law students and legal professionals based upon information submitted in their applications. A law student may be matched with a legal professional based on practice setting, practice area, or geographic area of interest to the law student.
Applicants are asked to participate in the Mentoring Program for one semester. Mentors and mentees will be provided a goal to meet in person at least four times per academic semester in settings such as a lunch meeting, a shadowing day, or a breakfast or coffee meeting, in addition to communicating by email and phone. The Mentoring Program Handbook provides information, guidelines, tips, and suggested activities for creating and maintaining a successful mentoring relationship. The Professional Development Office plans one reception each semester to appreciate mentors who have committed their time and to share information about the program with interested students and practitioners.
The Mentoring Program is not designed as a means for students to gain employment, nor is the mentor obligated to provide an internship or a job interview. It is designed to provide students with learning experiences in different areas of law and insight into the life of a practicing lawyer. The experience may also provide new friendship opportunities.
Law students and legal professionals who wish to participate in the Mentoring Program must submit an application.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a College of Law student, please click here.
If you are a 2L or 3L student interested in becoming a mentee, please click here. As a 1L student you will learn more about the mentoring program during the Dean's Seminar and have the opportunity to sign up at that time.