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What is Mentor in Law?

Law schools are churning out lawyers of yesterday instead of tomorrow. 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 global   platform that aims to scale mentorship in the legal industry to shape the 21st century lawyer.


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EVENTS

Learn practical skills from the best mentors through events and workshops

NEWSLETTER

Bring the collective wisdom of the legal industry to your inbox

COMMUNITY

Join more than 2500+ law students and lawyers from around the world

Let's democratize the practice of law

EVENTS

Learn from the best mentors

13 August 2021

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (August)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!
-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Free, but registration is required

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10 September 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (September)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!

-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Registration is required

8 October 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (October)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!

-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Registration is required

12 November 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (November)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!

-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Registration is required

10 December 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (December)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!

-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Registration is required

Let's democratize the practice of law

EVENTS

Learn from the best mentors

9 July 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (July)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!

-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Registration is required

11 June 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours with Nyssa: Ask Me Anything (June)

Come ask me anything about law school or the practice of law (or just stop by to say hello!)!

-After hundreds of 1:1 meetings with law students, I'm opening my Zoom "office" for 1 hour once a month instead of individual meetings
-Everyone is welcome, but it'll be on a first-come, first-served basis
-Registration is required

20 May 2021

Conversations

Busting Imposter Syndrome for Lawyers

Learn how to identify and deal with imposter syndrome with attorney and inclusion expert, Neha Sampat.

18 May 2021

Tech Skills

Elevating Your Virtual Presence

Learn how to improve your virtual presence on video calls with Elisabeth Hutchison, founder of Work from Home University and the Director of Admissions at the University of Hawai'i School of Law. Check out her website at https://wfhuniv.com/.

11 May 2021

Practice Areas

Practice Spotlight: Tribal/Indian Law

Learn how to get started in Indian/Tribal Law, what the practice area entails, what resources are helpful, etc. from Gabe Galanda, managing partner of Galanda Broadman, an Indigenous rights firm. The moderator will be Jr. Cuevas, General Counsel of Ramsey Companies.

5 May 2021

Conversations

How to Study Efficiently for the Bar Exam

Learn how to study efficiently for the Bar Exam and how to avoid the most common mistakes by Ashley Heidemann, founder of JD Advising.

29 April 2021

Practice Areas

Practice Spotlight: Blockchain Technology

Join us to learn what lawyers should know about blockchain technology, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies and how to get started from both a lawyer and an economist.

Our esteemed panelists:
- Michael Kunz: Senior Legal Associate, MME
- Navroop Sahdev: Founder of The Digital Economist and MIT Fellow

Our moderator:
- Mia Little, Corporate Counsel, Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft

28 April 2021

Tech Skills

Digital Marketing for Lawyers

Learn what lawyers should know about digital marketing with one of the world's leading digital marketing and SEO experts, Rand Fishkin.

23 April 2021

Conversations

Navigating Your Career in the Law

Learn how to supercharge your international legal career with the founders of Mentor in Law and Law Ninjas.

TESTIMONIALS

What law students and lawyers are saying about Mentor In Law

Let's demystify the legal industry

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We love mentorship. We think mentorship can change the world. With gracious mentors like you, we can guide the legal industry in a direction that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, and embraces innovation. If you're interested in paying it forward and helping the next generation of lawyers, please create your profile and we'll notify you when we launch our mentorship program. Practicing and non-practicing attorneys are welcome.

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Mentor in Law is a digital learning platform that aims to scale mentorship in the legal industry to shape the 21st century lawyer.

How you can get involved: Sign up for our free newsletter. Attend an upcoming event. Watch our previous webinars. Become a mentor and/or a mentee. Join our LinkedIn Group.

Our platform covers everything law school doesn’t teach you, particularly the practical aspects. With a focus on diversity & inclusion and the future of the legal industry, our newsletter and events feature advice on how to get into different fields of law from practicing lawyers, how to maximize your law school experience from law professors, how to navigate opportunities beyond the law from non-practicing lawyers, and how to build a successful career both in and out of the law.

We frequently receive requests for coffee, phone calls, and/or mentorship from law students and lawyers. In speaking to hundreds of law students and drawing from our own law school experiences, we realized there is so much law schools don’t teach you about the practice of law and being a lawyer in general. We hope this platform bridges that information gap for others and serves as another resource to learn the practical skills to thrive as an aspiring or practicing lawyer.

In addition to providing an opportunity to scale the advice and pay it forward, our goal for this platform is to crowdsource perspectives and amplify diverse voices in the legal profession, particularly first-generation and minority lawyers. Representation matters, and different things resonate with different people.

We want Mentor in Law to bridge the gap between studying law and practicing law and shape the 21st century lawyer.

It's for law students, LLM students, recent graduates, and lawyers. 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. Pre-law students are also welcome 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, law firms, nonprofits, governments, and corporate legal departments, as we’re confident that everyone can find value on our platform.

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

Mentor in Law was founded by Nyssa P. Chopra. She is a tech lawyer, writer, mentor, and global citizen. Read more about her here and connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

  • Mentoring and sponsoring;
  • Recruiting and interviewing;
  • How to network in the age of Covid-19;
  • First-generation student struggles;
  • 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.

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

Read more about our mentors here.

Absolutely! Please feel free to email us at feedback@mentorinlaw.org with any feedback or suggestions for features in the future.

OUR MENTORS IN LAW COME FROM...

Our mentors are from leading law firms, government agencies, law schools, Fortune 500 companies, and more

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