UCI Law offers a variety of mentoring opportunities. It is important to be connected to your fellow classmates and attorneys in the community, so we encourage you to participate in these programs.
The Community Fellows program was created to assist first-year students with the transition to law school and the culture at UC Irvine School of Law. During new student orientation, each first-year student is matched up with a team of two to three upper-class Community Fellows that will be a source of support and guidance throughout the first year.
No question is too big or small. Community Fellows can offer perspective on class preparation, outlining, exam preparation, job search, co-curricular activities, social life in Orange County and life/work balance. The Community Fellows will also host a variety of small gatherings and large events to connect first-year students with the larger campus community.
The Student Bar Association runs a mentoring program that matches 1Ls up with an upper level student. These mentors are ideal for a one-on-one setting and are happy to support 1L students both academically and socially.
1L Mentor Program
The Career Development Office coordinates the UCI Law Mentor Program, which provides first-year law students with a system of support and guidance. Each first-year law student is matched with an attorney mentor in the fall, and will have the opportunity to meet informally with this mentor throughout the academic year. Additional information is available in the Mentor Program Guidelines. Ready to become a mentor? Click here to fill out the mentor application form and get started!