Serving as a mentor is one of the most rewarding ways to give back to the Cardozo Community. Mentors gain networking opportunities and personal satisfaction, while mentees obtain valuable career advice, feedback, and legal knowledge. Students truly appreciate the perspectives that Cardozo alumni offer as practitioners in the field.
The mentor-mentee relationship is designed to foster maximum productivity and commitment to Cardozo by encouraging strong collegial relationships and support and recognition of accomplishments.
(*Official guidelines and timelines will be distributed upon admittance to the program.)
Frequency of Contact: A minimum of two to three (2-3) connections throughout the Spring semester with your mentee. The efficacy of mentoring is a direct result of the amount of time the mentor/mentee spend together. As a result, we encourage frequent contact with your mentee.
Suggested Activities: After initial contact, you should meet with your mentee in person (should you live in the tri-state area) at least once during the semester. In addition to meeting for coffee or lunch, feel free to be creative in maintaining meaningful contact with your mentee. For example, inviting your mentee to your office, to a “day in court,” or to a professional networking event are encouraged activities.
Veteran mentors are encouraged to submit stories and feedback about their experience in the Mentor Program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy snapshots from the Mentor Program's signature networking reception, "Cardozo Connections", which took place in February 2020.