Written by Shelby Niemann and Kate Whiteman, Undergraduate Liaison Committee.
For two years in a row, the Undergraduate Liaison Committee has organized the law student/undergraduate, mentor/mentee program (try saying that three times fast) to provide aspiring undergraduate students on campus with a resource to discuss all things law school related. The Undergraduate Liaison Committee’s main goal is to connect law students more closely with the rest of the Notre Dame community. Since the Committee had such a fantastic response rate from the law school student body for the mentorship program, we were able to pair each undergraduate student in the program with two law school mentors.
The first scheduled event for law students to meet their undergraduate mentees was held in Eck Commons on October 26 from 5 to 6:30pm. Roughly 60 mentors and mentees showed up to meet each other for the first time. The overwhelming number of law students that showed up to give advice and chat with the undergrads was especially heart-warming. University catering was provided, and the mozzarella sticks disappeared within the hour. Other than the lack of name tags (we will make sure to fix that next year), the event was very successful. SBA was very impressed by the turn out and the enthusiasm shown by all toward the program.