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Mentor in Law is a global mentorship platform that provides networking opportunities, community, and 1:1 mentorship to law students and early-career lawyers. It's mentorship for the modern lawyer.
 
Digitalization and globalization are shaping contemporary legal practice in unprecedented ways. Lawyers increasingly work outside their ‘home’ jurisdiction: practicing law at international firms and companies, managing matters for international clients, and counseling clients on laws that have borderless implications.
 
Additionally, there is a significant gap in what is being taught in law schools and what is needed from a modern lawyer in the 21st century.
 
To bridge the gap between studying law and practicing law and to connect the global legal industry on one platform, we created Mentor in Law.

 

 

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

OUR VALUES

SCALING MENTORSHIP

Let's crowdsource perspectives to bring together the collective wisdom of the legal industry to shape the next generation of lawyers.

BEING GLOBAL CITIZENS

Let's connect the global legal industry on one platform to bring forward the best ideas for our increasingly interconnected world.

ADVANCING DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

 Let's democratize the practice of law and reimagine the future of law by celebrating diversity, promoting equity, and fostering inclusion.

USING TECH AS A FORCE FOR GOOD

Let's use technology to increase access to economic justice and to create equitable pathways in the law, particularly for minority and first-generation law students and lawyers. 

BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE LAW

 Let's bring legal education and the practice of law into the 21st century, so lawyers are prepared for the challenges of the modern era.

HUMANIZING THE LAW

Let's put the EQ back in ESQ through empathy, collaboration, leadership, human-centric design, and multidisciplinary thinking. 

PAYING IT FORWARD

Let's promote the idea that you're never too young to pay it forward because no matter the age, everyone has things to learn and teach. 

FINDING YOUR BLISS

Let's encourage wellness in the legal industry so lawyers find alignment with their values, interests, and strengths in or out of the law.


FAQ

Mentor in Law is for law students, LLM students, recent law graduates, and lawyers. In particular, we highly recommend first-generation and minority law students and lawyers to sign up. Much of the content will be relevant to all legal professionals in general, particularly those that are looking to move jobs, change careers, learn practical skills, or switch practice areas. We also invite pre-law students to sign up – it’s never too early to start thinking about your career.

 We encourage all stakeholders and institutions in the legal ecosystem to use Mentor in Law, including law professors, law schools (to complement the classroom education and to increase rates of post-graduate employment), law firms (to use as a recruiting tool and to save time and resources on training), and corporate legal departments, as we’re confident that everyone can find value on our platform.

  • Mentoring and sponsoring;
  • Recruiting and interviewing;
  • How to network in the age of Covid-19;
  • First-generation student struggles;
  • How to thrive as an associate;
  • Power skills, or “soft skills”;
  • Tech skills;
  • Skills needed for in-house counsel;
  • Virtual internships and externships;
  • How to find the best practice area for you;
  • Diversity and inclusion;
  • Women in law;
  • Personal branding;
  • Legal tech;
  • Myth busting of different practice areas;
  • Book recommendations;
  • Resources for the Bar Exam;
  • How to land your first legal job;
  • Alternative careers for JDs; and much more.

Our contributors are:

  • AmLaw 100 firm associates and partners;
  • In-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies;
  • International diplomats;
  • Federal prosecutors;
  • District attorneys;
  • Nonprofit leaders;
  • Public defenders;
  • Hollywood executives;
  • Venture capitalists;
  • Judges and justices;
  • Public interest lawyers;
  • Government officials;
  • Journalists;
  • Attorneys General;
  • Law professors;
  • Boutique firm lawyers;
  • Startup advisors/founders;
  • Solo practitioners; and more.

Read more about our mentors here.

Quite possibly. Law firms will often  reimburse you for professional development training. Check with your employer on what they will cover.

We’re so happy to hear that you’re interested in our global mentorship program. Please sign up here:

We ask both our mentors and mentees a series of questions about professional experiences, practice area interests, preferences, etc. We do our best to match our mentees with mentors that are the best fit based on the information we gather.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NYSSA P. CHOPRA

Founder, Mentor in Law / International Tech + Privacy Lawyer / Chief Mentoring Officer

ABOUT NYSSA

MAKALIKA NAHOLOWA'A

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. / President Elect, National Native American Bar Association

ABOUT MAKALIKA

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

RACHANY T. SON

Associate General Counsel, Instagram

ABOUT RACHANY

VIJAY KUMAR

Associate, Perkins Coie LLP

ABOUT VIJAY

OUR WELLNESS EXPERTS

SHIVANI CHOPRA, MD

Board-Certified Psychiatrist

ABOUT SHIVANI

VINOD T. KANNARKAT, MD

Board-Certified Cardiologist

ABOUT VINOD

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Do something today that your future self will thank you for.


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