WLSA seeks to promote the role of women in the legal profession, to help provide mutual support and encouragement to members, and to engage in activities that enhance the role of women in society. WLSA’s mentorship program is designed to achieve this goal by providing support and assistance to the incoming 1L and LLM classes as they navigate their way through law school exams and the job search.
After matching each 1L and LLM participant with a 2L or 3L mentor who shares a similar background or interest, students meet their mentors through formally-arranged events. Additionally, students are encouraged to initiate private meetings with their mentors such as lunches and coffee breaks. Many student participants describe the program as one of the most rewarding activities of their year.