Information for Mentors
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. Matching occurs for the various student cohorts between February and July.
While the mentor program has well developed objectives for its mentoring pairs, each mentor and mentee bring their own perspectives to the program.
“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
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For further information, please contact:
Graduate Services Coordinator (Mentoring)
Melbourne Law School
+61 3 9035 6754
Commitment required from mentorsThe program is flexible and designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.
Generally, students (mentees) and mentors meet 3 to 4 times during a 9 to 12 month period. Both are provided with documentation to assist after matching has taken place.
By way of example, as a mentor you might participate in one or more of the following with your mentee:
- Discussions on a variety of work/law/career-related matters
- Work shadowing (if appropriate)
- Attending court/meetings with mentee (if appropriate)
- Having a coffee catch-up or informal meeting, for example, attending a public lecture together
- Introducing your mentee to colleagues (if appropriate)
- If mentoring an international student, assisting your mentee to develop a network of professional contacts in Australia
- Assisting your mentee with goal-setting and decision-making
- Advice regarding subject selection, resume, job interview skills, internship opportunities (especially for those mentoring first/second year JD students).