Become an FLAA 1L Adviser: Launched in 2013 by the Fordham Law Alumni Association, the FLAA 1L Advising Program pairs each 1L section with a diverse group of alumni advisors that span different career paths, seniority levels, backgrounds, and experiences. The advisors serve as a resource for students on a variety of topics, including advice about handling 1L year, strategies for interviewing and the job market, and fielding general questions about the practice of law. Advisors will meet with their sections as a whole at orientation, formally at the Law School and as many times they wish to plan coffees and lunches informally. They are also available for students to reach out to on an individual basis. This important program not only provides students with the opportunity to seek advice from practicing lawyers, but also highlights the dedication of the law school’s alumni and introduces students to the alumni association from the beginning of their matriculation.
We are always looking for new mentors. If you have any questions on the program or would like to be involved, please e-mail Gregory Xethalis ’05, Chair of 1L Mentor Advising Program or Julie Smith, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events.
Volunteer to be an FLAA Advisor to a Newly Minted JD Graduate: Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Planning Center invite Fordham Law Alumni to volunteer as Alumni Advisors to members of the most recent JD graduating class. Alumni Advisors serve the vital function of welcoming our newest alumni into their ranks and providing them with supportive assistance as they pursue their job searches, acting as a sounding board and providing invaluable advice and guidance along the way. Interested in becoming an Alumni Advisor? Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "FLAA Advisor Program."
Interested in Connecting with LLM students? Reach out to our Graduate Professional Development Program to learn about ways to volunteer and assist our graduate students!
Become a member of the Minority Mentorship Program: The Minority Mentorship Program (MMP) is an initiative of the Law School designed to create a bridge connecting law students to alumni who can help guide them through the challenging – and for some, unfamiliar – experience of legal education. The MMP aims to establish meaningful links between practicing attorney mentors and law students to provide the students with access to valuable advice, support and encouragement as well as networking opportunities, all while further reinforcing a sense of community within the Fordham Law School community. Please email Julie Smith for more information. MMP Directory.