2018/2019 ND Mentorship Program: Mentors Still Available

Thank you to all of the 1Ls who are participating in the 2018/2019 ND Alumni Mentorship Program. By now, everyone who filled out the survey has been paired with a mentor. I am excited to hear about your meetings and conversations with your mentors. 

For 1Ls who have not yet been paired with a mentor and for 2Ls and 3Ls interested in being paired with a mentor this year, I have good news for you.

I have several mentors left in the program in multiple practice areas and cities.

I have listed the available mentors below. If you want to be paired with one of them, email me your top two choices and I will make pairings on a first come, first served basis. There are no additional mentors left in the program beyond what is listed below.

Please note that I have listed the mentors by both practice areas and cities below so you can feel free to request a mentor based on their practice area, background, or the city they practice in. Additionally, if you want to be paired with a female mentor or mentor from another specific background, I can likely accommodate that request as long as you are open to any city.

I will make pairings starting now on a first-come, first-served basis until I go on maternity leave in late December/early January so the early bird definitely gets the worm. 

Mentors organized by practice area

State prosecutor/public defender mentors left (2):

  1. A prosecutor in Tampa
  2. A public defender in Omaha

Government attorneys/Judges mentors left (5):

  1. An environmental lawyer for the government in Chicago
  2. A female education lawyer working in state government in Chicago
  3. An enforcement attorney in state government in Phoenix
  4. A deputy county attorney in state government in Phoenix
  5. A retired bankruptcy judge in San Diego

Public interest attorney mentors left (1):

  1. A public interest lawyer focusing on animal law in Portland

Small or mid-sized firms attorney mentors left (13) :

  1. A litigation associate at a mid-sized firm in Chicago
  2. A female business immigration partner at a small firm in Chicago
  3. A litigator at a mid-sized firm in Chicago
  4. A female workers compensation attorney at a small firm in Chicago
  5. A litigation associate at a mid-sized firm in Chicago
  6. An associate at a small firm in Denver
  7. A patent prosecution associate for a mid-sized firm in Chicago who works from home in Fargo
  8. An employment law associate at a mid-sized firm in Los Angeles
  9. A Managing attorney of a mid-sized litigation firm in Los Angeles
  10. A personal injury associate at a mid-sized firm in New York
  11. A litigation and trial associate at a mid-sized firm in Portland
  12. A litigation associate at a mid-sized firm in South Bend
  13. A female litigation associate at a mid-sized firm in South Bend

In-house attorney mentors left (4):

  1. Director of Tax Policy & Research at an investment management firm in Chicago
  2. An in-house litigation and pharmaceuticals attorney in Indianapolis
  3. Managing Partner for a financial planning firm in New Jersey
  4. A Vice President & General Counsel of an asset management group in Pittsburgh

JD Advantage mentors left (1)

  1. Director of Development at Notre Dame

Big law firm litigator mentors left (13):

  1. A patent and trademark prosecution partner at a big firm in Charlotte
  2. A litigation associate at a big firm in Chicago
  3. A national security and cybersecurity associate at a big firm in Chicago
  4. An immigration lawyer at a big firm in Chicago
  5. A litigation associate at a large firm in Grand Rapids
  6. A products liability and toxic torts associate at a big firm in Indianapolis
  7. A construction litigation associate at a large firm in Las Vegas
  8. An employment law associate at a large firm in New Jersey
  9. A female partner at a big firm in Pittsburgh
  10. A patent and intellectual property litigation counsel at a big firm in San Diego
  11. A litigation associate at a big firm in Wilmington, Delaware

Big law firm corporate attorneys left (6):

  1. A real estate, finance, and development associate a big firm in Indianapolis
  2. A capital markets & M&A associate at a large firm in New Jersey
  3. An IP and M&A associate at a big firm in San Diego
  4. A real estate associate at a big firm in St. Louis
  5. A bankruptcy associate at a big firm in Wilmington, Delaware

Mentors organized by city:

Charlotte Mentors left: (1)

  1. A patent and trademark prosecution partner at a big firm

Chicago Mentors left: (10)

  1. A litigation associate at a mid-sized firm
  2. Director of Tax Policy & Research at an investment management firm
  3. A female business immigration partner at a small firm
  4. A national security and cybersecurity associate at a big firm
  5. An environmental lawyer for the government
  6. A litigator at a mid-sized firm
  7. A female workers compensation attorney at a small firm
  8. An immigration lawyer at a big firm
  9. A female education lawyer working in state government
  10. A litigation associate at a mid-sized firm

Denver Mentors left: (1)

  1. An associate at a small firm

Fargo, North Dakota mentors left (1):

  1. A patent prosecution associate for a mid-sized firm in Chicago who works from home in Fargo

Grand Rapids mentors left: (1)

A litigation associate at a large firm

Indianapolis Mentors left: (3)

  1. A products liability and toxic torts associate at a big firm
  2. An in-house litigation and pharmaceuticals attorney
  3. A real estate, finance, and development associate a big firm

Los Angeles Mentors left (2):

  1. An employment law associate at a mid-sized firm
  2. Managing attorney of a mid-sized litigation firm

Las Vegas Mentors left (1):

  1. A construction litigation associate at a large firm

New Jersey Mentors Left: (4)

1.Managing Partner for a financial planning firm

2. A capital markets & M&A associate at a large firm

3. An employment law associate at a large firm

New York Mentors Left: (1)

  1. A personal injury associate at a mid-sized firm

Omaha Mentors left (1):

  1. A public defender

Phoenix Mentors left: (2)

  1. An enforcement attorney in state government
  2. A deputy county attorney in state government

Pittsburgh Mentors left (3):

  1.  A litigation attorney at a big firm with clerkship experience
  2. A female partner at a big firm
  3. A Vice President & General Counsel of an asset management group

Portland Mentors left: (2)

  1. A litigation and trial associate at a mid-sized firm
  2. A public interest lawyer focusing on animal law

San Diego Mentors left: (3)

1.An IP and M&A associate at a big firm

2. A patent and intellectual property litigation counsel at a big firm

3. A retired bankruptcy judge

South Bend Mentors left (3):

  1. Director of Development at Notre Dame

2. A litigation associate at a mid-sized firm

3. A female litigation associate at a mid-sized firm

St. Louis Mentors left:

  1. A real estate associate at a big firm

Tampa Mentors left (1):

  1. A prosecutor

Wilmington, Delaware Mentors left: (2)

  1. A bankruptcy associate at a large firm
  2. A litigation associate at a large firm

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