The Master of Laws program now enrolls more than 200 students, the vast majority of whom are from foreign countries from around the world. These students have completed at least one degree in law and many of them have a number of years of practical experience in their home countries.
Our LL.M. students have an extraordinary academic experience at Fordham Law but often lament the lack of practical experience of and insights into law practice in the United States. In order to fill this void, we are instituting a mentorship program under which we hope to pair our LL.M. students with lawyers in and near NYC in all fields of practice who can serve as mentors to our Master of Laws students.
In this capacity, we would ask you to meet occasionally (perhaps a few times per semester) with the student or students to whom you are assigned. Some mentors may allow their students to attend a client meeting, a negotiation, or a hearing, or shadow them in the office for a day. The precise nature of the mentoring relationship would be left to mentors to define.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please complete and submit by email the LL.M. Mentorship Program Information Form. We know that our students will benefit enormously from learning from your experiences, and we also hope that you will enjoy meeting and working with our graduate students.
If you have any questions, please contact Toni M. Fine at LLMMentors@law.fordham.edu.
Thank you very much for your interest in what we think will be a very important and very exciting project.