coachcowher wrote: Lavitz wrote:
Lavitz wrote:[The facebook group will] be more useful in August when everyone starts meeting up in Ithaca, sections are posted, etc.
Also, you should fill out the mentorship program form that will be posted in there in late July/early August.
Actually, we're going to try and e-mail it to you next week.
Lavitz - do you know if this is still happening anytime soon? Also, what exactly is the mentorship program?
Sorry. Unfortunately, I am not in charge of the matching. I will ask for an update from the people who are.
Basically, CLSA will match each 1L with an upperclass mentor who can give advice. The matching is based on a few factors like career goals, undergrad, etc. Mentors should contact mentees around the time school starts. You can meet up on your own and there should also be a mentor-mentee reception. It can be hit-or-miss: some mentors are great and some don't even contact their mentees. Obviously, you can just befriend other 2Ls and 3Ls then, and certain other clubs also assign mentors. But at least this gives you one potential contact right off the bat.
BTW, if anyone's interested in NYC Biglaw and possibly clerking and is interested in being my official mentee, feel free to PM me and maybe we can work something out.