*Registration for the 2017 - 2019 Program is now closed. Check back in late summer 2018 for 2018 - 2020 Program details*


    2017-2019 Program

    NAWL’s 3L Mentorship Program creates an opportunity for experienced attorneys to provide professional advice, encouragement, and support to female law students beginning in their final year of law school and continuing throughout their first year of practice. The program is designed to foster the next generation of female attorneys by helping students to navigate the often confusing transition from law school into their first year of practice. 

    The 3L Mentorship Program connects experienced female lawyers with third year female law students in Chicago and New York. 

    Mentors and mentees participating in this program are encouraged to have significant contact with one another through electronic and telephonic communications, in addition to quarterly in-person meetings. Upon finishing the requirements of the two-year program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

    The mentorship cycle will begin in October 2017 and continue through the August 2019. 



    Mentor Qualifications
    ✔Practiced law for five years or more 
    ✔ Never suspended or disbarred in any jurisdiction 
    ✔ Currently living and/or working in Chicago
    or New York City  

    Serve as a mentor and help guide the next generation of female attorneys! Whether you are a solo practitioner, an attorney at a law firm, government agency, non-profit, or a corporate legal department, you will benefit from serving as a mentor. 

    NAWL will make every effort to ensure that interested mentors are matched with mentees; however, a match is not guaranteed.  

    Registration for mentors is now open. Registration for mentors will close on Friday, September 29, 2017. Please see the link below to register for the 2017-2019 Program. For more information, email nawl@nawl.org



    Mentee Qualifications
    ✔Currently a third-year law student at an ABA accredited
    law school in Chicago or New York City
    ✔ Current NAWL Member (Apply for your free law
    student membership here)
    ✔ Anticipated graduation date in 2018

    Looking to grow your professional network and receive practical advice as you transition from law school to fulltime practice? Sign-up for NAWL's 3L Mentorship Program! No matter your interest area, you will benefit from this one of a kind mentoring relatioinship! 

    NAWL will make every effort to ensure that interested third year law students in the designated cities are matched with mentors; however, a mentor match is not guaranteed.  

    Registration for mentees will open on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and will close at midnight Central Daylight Time on Friday, October 6, 2017. For more information, email nawl@nawl.org

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