The Washburn University School of Law Mentor Program is designed to give first-year students a connection to the community and a resource for discussing issues related to law school and the legal profession. The program also provides an excellent opportunity for area alumni to re-connect with the School of Law and interact with students at a level they prefer. Mentors are asked to make at least one substantive contact with an assigned student. Of course, it is perfectly appropriate and we encourage you to invite your assigned student to lunch, for an office visit, to accompany you to court and/or to participate in other pertinent learning experiences.
The program is a success because area alumni and friends of the school volunteer to mentor first-year students.
To participate in the Mentor Program,
Mentor Program Contacts
- Margann Bennett, Director of Professional Development, (785) 670-1703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Judyanne Somers, Alumni Services Director, (785) 670-2013 or email@example.com
We're grateful to our alumni who serve as mentors for first year students through our mentorship program! One of our alumni mentors, Ryan Hellmer, '09, arranged a tour of the Kansas Supreme Court and a chance to meet Justice Nancy Moritz, '85, for his mentee and fellow students. Students had the opportunity to speak with Justice Moritz and Justice Lee Johnson, '80, about the inner workings of the court. Justice Moritz was Hellmer's mentor when he was in law school.
Pictured left to right: Ryan Hellmer, '09; Kate Wary; Chris Staley; Hon. Nancy Moritz, '85; Nate Jiwanlal; and Tabitha Chapman.