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Become a peer mentor

Law

The Sydney Law School Peer Mentoring Program starts during the Welcome session and runs during Semester 1 of the JD or LLB programs. The program matches mentors with a group of 5-10 students and involves sharing knowledge through mentoring sessions and participating in informal activities such as the pizza lunch in Week 3 or Week 4 of semester.

What’s involved 

As a mentor, you are required to: 

  • attend two face-to-face training sessions - Monday 10 December and Wednesday 6 February 2019 
  • mix with other mentors to share your knowledge and experiences
  • conduct at least three mentoring sessions with your mentee group
  • lead your group through discussions to provide information, tips and direction on life as a Sydney Law student
  • be a point of contact for your mentees during their first semester of study.

For more information, contact the Professional Law Programs Team at law.professional@sydney.edu.au

Eligibility 

You can register to be a mentor if you are in at least your second year of study in the Sydney Law School.

You need to be available to attend the training and mentoring sessions.

How to register 

Towards the end of each year, you can nominate as a volunteer mentor for the following year.

2019 applications are now open.

Training 

You need to attend two training sessions where you will learn the skills, knowledge and confidence to be an effective mentor.

Law mentor training sessions:

Session one
2-3.30pm, Monday 10 December
Seminar room 442, New Law School

Session two
10am-1pm, Wednesday 6 February
Lecture theatre 315, Eastern Avenue

What happens next

Mentoring sessions

You need to attend sessions with your mentees. The sessions you need to attend will vary depending on whether you are mentoring JD full-time students, JD part-time students or LLB (combined) students.

Session

Details

JD full-time welcome – mentor/mentee session

Venue to be confirmed

Monday, 11 February 2019

Time to be confirmed

JD part-time welcome – mentor/mentee session

Law School Common Room (Level 4 – Law Building)

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

7pm to 8pm

LLB welcome – mentor/mentee session

Law School Lecture Theatre 101

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Time to be confirmed

Mentor-mentee follow-up pizza lunch

Law Building foyer

Date to be confirmed

12pm to 2pm 

Last updated: 15 November 2018

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