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Law Students Create Mentorship Program For Applicants

Law students at the George Washington University Law School are helping undergraduates navigate the law school application process.

GW Law students launched a mentorship program this month to assist pre-law undergrads in the application process: from studying for the Law School Admission Test to advising them on application essays, The GW Hatchet reports.

HOW IT WORKS

Undergraduate mentees are paired with current GW law students and attorneys, who are tasked with looking over their applications and connecting them with other law students and admissions counselors.

Nearly 170 undergraduates have signed up for the mentorship program thus far with almost 100 law students and attorneys serving as mentors.

“Students are still expected to do the basic things that pre-law advisers do, which is review materials and then take it one step further and actually meet however many times they can all meet,” Richard Samboy, a third-year law student, tells the Hatchet.

MAKING THE APPLICATION PROCESS EASIER

Samboy started developing the mentorship program over the summer after working with GW’s pre-law advising services, which recently saw layoffs.

He says he hopes the program will provide more guidance for pre-law students, especially given the “inadequate” services post-layoffs.

Once students are allowed back on campus, Samboy says, he hopes to begin connecting pre-law students with other law students and GW Law admissions officers.

The goal, according to Samboy, is to make the law school application process a bit easier for the new generation of law students.

“Even though the pre-law adviser was let go, these students do have some sort of guidance, individualized guidance,” he tells the Hatchet. “Hopefully, they’re not left to figure things out on their own.”

Sources: The GW Hatchet, The GW Hatchet