Toledo Law recognizes that a mentor who can offer career guidance, counsel, and assistance can be an important resource for a law student and new attorney. We encourage you to take advantage of the several mentorship programs available to our students.
Toledo Bar Association/Office of Professional Development
First-year law students at Toledo Law are paired in small groups with attorneys from the Toledo Bar Association. Students meet monthly with their attorney mentor. The formal mentor program, run by the Office of Professional Development, is for one year, but many students stay in contact with their mentor for the rest of their law school careers and beyond.
Toledo Women’s Bar Association/Women’s Law Student Association
The Women’s Law Student Association (WLSA) at Toledo Law matches members (male and female) with attorneys who are members of the Toledo Women’s Bar Association (TWBA). These matches are based upon the student’s area of interest and the practice area expertise of the attorney mentor. Each year WLSA and the TWBA host a mixer for the mentors and mentees to kick off their new relationship.
Student Bar Association/Student-to-Student Mentors
The Student Bar Association (SBA) matches incoming first-year students with current second- and third-year students who have volunteered to be mentors. These pairings are made based upon a number of different factors such as hometown, undergraduate institution, hobbies, area of interest, or status as an evening or part-time student.
American Inns of Court
The Professionalism Committee of the Toledo Bar Association (TBA), in affiliation with the College of Law, is chartered as a chapter of the American Inns of Court. Modeled after the English apprenticeship system of barristers and students, judges, trial lawyers, law professors, and law students meet regularly to share experiences, lectures, and discuss professionalism, ethical awareness, and advocacy.
New student members are inducted each year after nominations from within the chapter and the College of Law. More information on the American Inns of Court is available here.