Women's Mentoring Program

Program Overview

The Women's Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships by pairing first year law students who identify as female with alumnae mentors in the Chicago area. The program was founded in the Fall of 1991 by three 1L women to connect first-year women with practicing attorneys and encourage the development of professional relationships. Today, our mentors come from many career paths, including law firms, public interest organizations, government, and business endeavors, providing 1Ls with exposure to a wide array of viewpoints. The program encourages discussion of issues relevant to women both during law school and as they begin their careers. The WMP enables participants to develop meaningful mentoring relationships, hear different perspectives on the Law School and practice of law, and learn about the many available career options.

Mentors and mentees will attend formally-arranged events including cocktail receptions and small group luncheons and are encouraged to arrange individual meetings such as casual lunches or coffee.

Please contact Michelle Engleman, Assistant Director of Young Alumni & Student Engagement, at (773) 834-7054 or mkengleman@uchicago.edu with any questions.

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