To Law Schools
Project Reverse Mentoring is
an excellent way of showing your senior alumni that you care about them
and their classmates. You can provide them with an easy contact to the
law school to learn what is going on at the school and you can inform
them by cheap email communication of activities, fund drives, etc. These
seniors are potential donors.
Project Reverse Mentoring can put your students
and unemployed recent graduates into potential job situations and into
You will have to determine by year of birth
or year of graduation whom to target. Typically those who were born
before 1955 or graduated before 1980 are most in need of help.
We suggest that the alumni relations office
determine communication content and targeted senior alumni. We suggest
you target mail those senior alumni and that you publicize the program
by printed media (alumni news magazines etc.). You could also consider
email to all alumni suggesting they may know a senior who would benefit
from the mentoring. Keep in mind that the senior lawyers who need help
may not be able to receive email to learn of the benefit. In many cases,
the senior alumni may have an email address but is depending on another
person to send and receive email.
We suggest that you utilize the placement
office to recruit students (emphasizing possible employment opportunities)
and match them to request for assistance.
Your information services office may be able
to screen students before sending them out and to teach the students
what they don't already know to be able to help the senior.
There might be grant money available if you
expand the project to include all seniors, or the disadvantaged.
The Student Bar Associations or Chapter of
the American Bar Association's Law Student Division may be able to recruit
and screen volunteers ad match student volunteer mentors with senior
Use the List Serve to work with other law
schools and mentors.