There is a significant gap in what is being taught in law schools and what is needed from a lawyer in the 21st century. To bridge the gap between studying law and practicing law, we created Mentor in Law.
Mentor in Law is a digital learning platform that aims to scale mentorship in the legal industry to shape the 21st century lawyer.
Mentor in Law is on a mission to help law students and lawyers develop practical skills and bridge the gap between studying and practicing law to future-proof their careers in the age of automation. We do this through a popular newsletter, virtual events and workshops, and a global mentoring program, where law students and lawyers connect with seasoned lawyers for 1:1 sessions.
Let's crowdsource perspectives to bring together the collective wisdom of the legal industry to shape the next generation of lawyers because mentorship can change the world.
Let's reimagine the future of law by celebrating diversity, promoting equity, and fostering inclusion.
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.
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.
Let's choose abundance over scarcity and build longer tables instead of higher walls because life is not a zero-sum game.
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 with the proper practical and tech skills.
Let's put the EQ back in ESQ through empathy, collaboration, leadership, human-centric design, and multidisciplinary thinking.
Let's connect the global legal industry on one platform in our interconnected, globalized world.
Let's encourage wellness in the legal industry so lawyers find alignment with their values, interests, and strengths in or out of the law.
Nyssa P. Chopra is a lawyer, writer, mentor, tech advocate, world traveler, global citizen, and founder
of Mentor in Law.
Currently, she is a tech lawyer based in Seattle. She is also an Aspen NextGen Fellow as part of the NextGen Network of the Aspen Institute, where she focuses on the impact of technology around the world, specifically on the transatlantic relationship between the US and the EU. Previously, she was an IP lawyer at Microsoft.
As the daughter of immigrants, she is a first-generation lawyer and a vocal champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (particularly amplifying the voices of women and minorities). In addition to being a fierce believer in impactful mentorship and paying it forward, she is a passionate advocate of pro bono work and giving back to the community.
Mentorship has always played a pivotal role in her career. Having been both a mentor and a mentee, she knows firsthand what magic can come from people believing in you, your abilities, and your potential, and people providing proper guidance and access to opportunities that may not have hit your radar otherwise. She strongly believes that we are all the byproduct of the collective wisdom of our family, friends, teachers, and mentors, and the best way to honor that is to pay it forward.
Prior to law school, she worked in diplomacy and human rights at the U.S. Embassies in New Delhi, Paris, and London through the U.S. Department of State. Additionally, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.