Harpur Law Council
There are two opportunities to be a law mentor: the Alumni-to-Alumni program for alumni in law school, considering law school or starting a legal career and e-Mentoring for current students.
What is Mentoring? Mentoring is a supportive relationship between experienced, successful professionals and new talent, a way for alumni help future lawyers by sharing expertise and connections.
We hope that you will volunteer your experiences to aid Binghamton students and alumni as they find their way to rewarding legal careers. Being a mentor is a great way to stay connected to Binghamton University.
Alumni-to-Alumni Mentoring Program
By providing access to professionals in the field, the Alumni-to-Alumni Mentoring Program helps alumni gain insight and learn about the practice of law through a mentor relationship with another Binghamton alumnus/a.
Mentors can provide participants with a unique perspective on their career paths, areas of practice, type of practice and overall legal experience. The exact nature of the mentoring will be defined in different ways by each mentor/mentee relationship. Typical activities may include discussions on current legal topics or defining the lawyer's role in dealing with clients, the courts and community.
Student e-Mentoring Program
e-Mentoring gives our law alumni a unique opportunity to stay connected to their alma mater by interacting with students interested in legal careers.
Mentors communicate with mentees via e-mail, phone or letter to discuss law school choices, types of practices and real-life issues lawyers work with everyday. The e-Mentoring program will be administered through the Alumni Career Network, which is part of the University online community B-Connected.
For questions about either mentor program, please contact Lee Nesslage at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-4278.
4 Easy Steps to becoming a Law Mentor
It is easy to become a law mentor by logging onto the B-connected - Alumni Career Network and filling in your professional information, post-baccalaureate education, student activities and preferences.
1. Log into B-connected. If you are a new user or have forgotten your user name or password, please click appropriate link and follow the instructions. If you have problems logging into B-connected, please call the Alumni Office at 607.777.2424.
2. Click tab - Career
3. Click link - Become a Network Volunteer
4. Click Edit buttons to the right of each category to update your profile.
Please be sure to include the following information in your profile — the more information you provide the better:
• Business information (include present and past employers)
• Law areas of practice
• Academic information (including JD and other post-baccalaureate degrees)
• Preferred mode of contact
If you would like to participate, either as a mentor or mentee, call us at 607-777-4278.