Sydney Law School Peer Mentoring Program

21 October 2014

Sydney Law School Peer Mentoring Program

Starting postgraduate study is a big deal. Starting law school in another country is a very big deal. Sometimes it helps to have some assistance those first few months of university life. That’s where the Sydney Law School Peer Mentoring Program comes in.

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The program is available for students enrolled in either the Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB)/combined law and aims to help first-year students settle into university, make them feel part of the Law Faculty, as well as assist new students to build social and academic networks through attending a range of events with the support of a mentor.
All mentors and mentees will meet on the first day of lectures. This is where you will have the opportunity to find out about the degree and university and meet other first-year students. Each group is matched up with two senior student mentors who work with a group of 8–10 mentees.
The mentor will help you by

  • giving you information about all the services on campus;
  • organising two mentoring group activities;
  • inviting you to social and academic events;
  • giving you general information about life in Sydney; and by
  • providing someone you can talk to about your experiences and studies.

The mentor is not responsible for

  • tutoring
  • academic advice.

How long does the program run?
The Peer Mentoring Program runs throughout first semester
as follows:

  • Program Launch (February)
  • Lunch Time Event (March)
  • One to two additional academic and social events
  • One mentor/mentee meeting (March/April)

What is required?
It is recommended that you attend the program launch in February and the lunch in March. These meetings are not compulsory; however, meetings have been found to be beneficial in helping you to share information, meet other students and gain advice and guidance from a senior student. You can then choose whether you want to attend the additional social and academic events.
What happens if you stop attending meetings?
Meeting attendance is not compulsory. As a matter of courtesy, please advise your mentor if you cannot attend the meetings.
When will events take place?
Social and academic events are organised by the Mentoring Program Coordinator. Please check your university email regularly for the dates and times of  social events. The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program is designed to assist you in building social and academic networks, meeting other students and  understanding the university and Sydney Law School through attending a range of activities.

About the University of Sydney Law School Juris Doctor Program

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: March 2015
Application deadline: October 31, 2014 (Please note this is the formal application deadline. Applications may be accepted after this date.)

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Don’t forget! Sydney Law School Juris Doctor Webinar

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
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