Volunteers sought for Sydney University Law Society Careers Mentoring Program


The Sydney University Law Society (SULS) is currently seeking barristers) to join its Careers Mentoring Program for the tenth anniversary of the program this year. In light of COVID-19, the guidance undergraduate and postgraduate law students need from mentors in planning career progression (be it through Zoom!) is needed now more than ever.

Mentors who wish to participate will be able to communicate to students via email, phone or arrange a Zoom call to get to know each other at a time that suits them. In terms of the time commitment, the only virtual commitment is an exclusive one-hour SULS Zoom call on Monday 25 May at 6pm open to all mentors and mentees. It will be up to participants to commence dialogue prior to and to continue conversations after this date.

Members interested in participating as a Careers Mentor, should email SULS VP for Careers, Ms Felicity Macourt at careers@suls.org.au, providing their name, email address, place of work and area of practice by Saturday, 23rd May.

SULS is short on mentors this year due to the effects of COVID-19 and would very much appreciate as many volunteers as possible. They will aim to pair mentors with mentees depending on the mentee's preferences (interests in practicing law) and may assign mentors to a small group of students depending on registration numbers.

Further opportunities for virtual engagement in mentorship programs at SULS will be also available soon in four other programs (SULS will share more information on these soon). Watch out for: Social Justice Mentoring Program, Women's Mentoring Program, Queer Mentoring Program and International Student Mentoring Program. Participating in any mentoring program does not exclude mentors from participating in any other. Feel free to write to SULS if you have any queries or concerns. More information can be found at www.suls.org.au.

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