Melbourne Law School Mentor Program
The Melbourne Law School Mentor Program provides an invaluable opportunity for students to develop a supportive relationship with an experienced professional.
The program is designed to motivate and encourage students and provide them with a sense of direction for their career paths.
Mentors are drawn from the legal profession and beyond, reflecting the diverse interests of our students. Mentors participating in the program include senior representatives of the legal, corporate, government and community sectors.
Mentor registrations are welcomed year-round. Professionals with three or more years of post-law graduation experience are particularly encouraged to apply. New mentors will be broadly matched with a Melbourne Law School student, depending on the mentor's nominated area(s) of interest and student numbers
"One of the benefits of being a mentor is that it constantly challenges you as to how you do things and why you do them. That self awareness and self-analysis is invaluable. Having the opportunity to assist the growth and personal development of students is a privilege. I would strongly recommend that others consider being a mentor."
Franz Holzer, Magistrate
Melbourne Law School Mentor
The Melbourne Law School Mentor Program is open to all Juris Doctor (JD) students, as well as full-time international Melbourne Law Masters (MLM) students. JD students are able to participate in the program in each year of their degree. Registration for mentees depends on the course and year level students are enrolled in.
"Jon is not just an incredible mentor but also an amazing person. He would find time to meet me and answer my 1200 questions in the middle of his busy schedule. Our conversations were not restricted to just jobs and making a living but something beyond that. I hope someday I can mentor someone the way he mentored me – with patience and sincerity,"
Ipshita Chaturved, Master of Laws graduate
Melbourne Law School Mentee
Read more about Ipshita Chaturvedi’s mentoring experience with her mentor Jon Anstey