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Alumni/Student Mentor Program

The Alumni/Student Mentor Program is currently recruiting mentor volunteers!  If you are an alumnus interested in becoming a mentor for a current MSU College of Law student, please contact Kristen Hintz, Associate Director of Career Services, at (517) 432-6832 or

The Alumni Student Mentor Program pairs MSU College of Law students with alumni who provide a range of professional guidance. This program is a partnership of MSU College of Law Alumni Association and the Career Services Office.

Since the launch of the Alumni/Student Mentor program in 2007, more than 500 students and alumni have participated.  Alums are matched with current students based on geographical and career interests.

We conduct continual quality improvement to this program through seminars and surveys to ensure that the program works well for students and their mentors. For more information about what is expected from Alumni mentors, go to: Frequently Asked Questions.

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Here are some success stories of the Alumni Student Mentor Program:

Bonding over Interests

Rosemary Ebner Pomeroy, '86, mentored Ellie Satz during Satz's third year at MSU Law. "Ellie had some interest in adoption law and that area is about 40 percent of my practice," Pomeroy explains. The two met, e-mailed and spoke on the phone throughout the year. Pomeroy shared some of her thoughts on the bar exam via their friendship on Facebook.

Pomeroy noted, "As an out-of-state alumna, I initially didn't think I would be able to be an effective mentor. I am glad to say that it has been a great opportunity for both of us." Pomeroy added, "As the law school creates a more national presence, out-of-state alumni can help by participating in the mentoring program."

Providing Support

As a second-year student Megan Hard went to her mentor, Jason Jones, '05, for support to help her get through the everyday demands of law school.

"Law school is both a rigorous and rewarding experience, and at times that experience can be daunting," Hard said. "But having a helping hand to reach out to, someone who has been through the same experience and can tell you that you will survive, makes the end seem much more reachable."

The Alumni/Student Mentor Program was her "rock" throughout law school. "The true benefit of the program has been having a reliable contact, just an e-mail or call away, who can answer questions and help guide you along the way," Hard said.

Jones said he has benefited from his opportunity to mentor Hard. "Not only have I been able to help her navigate law school and her career opportunities, but her questions and curiosity have challenged me with the responsibility of providing advice to a future, fellow member of the bar," he said. "In determining what advice to give Megan, I was forced to evaluate the decisions that I made as a student."

The mentor program has prompted Jones to "revisit the perspective of a student when faced with the decisions of a professional."

We invite feedback from all Alumni/Student Mentor Program participants. Please send us an e-mail at to provide comments or suggestions about the program.

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