Chapman University School of Law values our partners within the legal community. We recognize that you play a role in preparing our students for the legal profession. When you share your experience and guidance with a law student, you help shape the future of our legal community and impact individual lives. By volunteering to speak on a panel, offering your advice and counsel as a mentor, or participating in the mock interview program, you expand a student's understanding of what it takes to succeed as a lawyer.
Volunteer to Speak on a Panel
The School of Law hosts informational panels on a regular basis in order to help students learn more about various employers and practice areas. Often, practitioners from the community volunteer to sit on these panels and share their experiences and insight. If you are willing to share some of your time and wisdom in this way, we would love to hear from you.
Contact the Assistant Dean of Career Services to be considered as an attorney panelist.
Attorney Mentor Program
We encourage attorneys who have been in practice for more than two years to consider volunteering as a mentor to a law student. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship with a first-year student through in-person contacts, and also via telephone and e-mail. We hope you will spend time with your student in a variety of ways so that he or she can observe and experience the real practice of law, and can learn from your example what it's really like to be an attorney. For example, you may want to show your mentee around your office, take him to court with you, or bring her to a CLE event. Our office will also stay in touch with you at various points during the program to see how things are going and to provide any additional support that we can. The Mentor Program is an annual program which last for six months, beginning in early spring and ending in early fall.
Complete our online form to be on the Attorney Mentor Program invitation list.
As an E-Mentor, you can impact more than one student because you are not assigned to an individual student and are not required to have any in-person contact. Instead, your contact information is made available to our students on our online directory so that students can contact you by e-mail with their questions. You respond at your convenience.
Contact one of our counselors to be added to our E-Mentor roster.
Mock Interview Program
Attorney interviewers helps students to hone their interviewing skills by simulating the experience at the volunteer's place of business. At the conclusion of the interview, the student has the opportunity to receive vital feedback on communication skills, appearance, body language, and other factors which create an impression. Attorney volunteers are asked to provide two mock interviews during a one-year period. When a student requests a mock interview, we will contact you to verify your general availability for the interview. If you are available, we will instruct our student to contact you directly to schedule a mutually convenient date and time for the interview. Our office will provide you with materials and information to assist you as an interviewer. Our Mentor Program begins in the spring of each year.
Contact one of our counselors to be added to our Mock Interview roster.