Mentor Programs

UW Law offers several mentorship programs, including the following programs, which offer multi-layered matching between mentor and mentee. The programs listed below are run through the customizable mentoring software called "Xinspire."

Professional Mentor Program

The UW Law Professional Mentor Program pairs first-year JD students with professional legal mentors from across the country. Professional mentors and student mentees are paired based on common characteristics such as practice area interests, life experiences and law school extracurriculars, among others. Professional mentors offer guidance and encouragement while facilitating networking and job shadowing opportunities. 

Important  2021-2022 Professional Mentor Program dates:

For the 2021-2022 Professional Mentor Program:

  • October 25, 2021:  1L Registration opens for the 2021-2022 program.
  • November 7, 2021:  1L Registration deadline for the 2021-2022 program.
  • Early December: Matching complete and participants notified by email.


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If you are interested in becoming a professional mentor or a student mentee, we encourage you to join us.

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