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Alumni Mentor

  • We carefully select and assign to you a second- or third-year student who is interested in your particular area of practice and expertise.
  • The student will contact you to arrange an introductory meeting.
  • We hope to help facilitate long-lasting connections, but ask that you commit to meeting face-to-face with your assigned student once a month for a period of at least six months.
  • If you are out of state, the mentor relationship will be more limited and will likely be conducted in part by phone.

Alumni Career Advisor

  • This is a less structured way of offering your advice and expertise than the mentor program. Students contact you directly for informational interviews about your career, career path, practice area, or geographic area.
  • As a participant, you make yourself available to talk briefly about your practice with students either by telephone or, if possible, in person over the course of the year.

Speaker at a Career and Professional Development Seminar

  • The Career and Professional Development Office offers professional development seminars and presentations to guide students in their career development.
  • The presentations often include attorneys who provide insight into a broad range of topics.
  • As our office prepares for upcoming presentations, we will contact those alumni who express an interest in speaking when need arises for speakers in your area of practice or expertise.

Speaker at Lunch with Lawyers

  • Lunch with Lawyers group meeting takes place in a more intimate, informal setting with approximately three to seven students.
  • Alumni meet with a small group of students for informal discussions and questions about areas of practice and expertise.
  • Our office will contact those alumni who express an interest in speaking when need arises for speakers in your area of practice or expertise.

Mock Interviewer with Students

  • To help students prepare for job interviews, alumni conduct mock interviews with students. Alumni come to California Western and simulate real job interviews with two to four students participating as interviewees.

Law Clerk/Attorney Jobs for Students and Alumni

  • The Career and Professional Development Office is eager to learn of any law clerk, contract attorney, or entry-level attorney positions that might be available in your office or in the office of a professional colleague.
  • To submit an employment opportunity online at any time, go to

If you would like to participate in any of these programs, or are aware of any law clerk or new attorney opportunities, please register online using the form. The Career and Professional Development Office will contact you promptly thereafter.