Alumni to serve as welcome ambassadors by reaching out to newly admitted students. Alumni can choose to call incoming students or host an admitted student reception in their area. Host yield events, summer happy hours, and send-offs in various cities, be involved at Admit Weekend to demonstrate the strength of the alumni community, or be an alumni speaker at Orientation.
Be our guest and table host as we bring alumni and students together so that students, while practicing the skill of networking/informational interviewing, can also learn about and practice proper business etiquette.
As guest speaker, alumni share personal stories of their career paths and mentor students in a small group setting. We would like to provide students with the opportunity to hear about what you do, how you got there, and obtain practical advice on how they can best market themselves in their field(s) of interest.
Women of Stanford Law Mentor
The program pairs an alumna with a “family” (1Ls, and either 2Ls or 3Ls) of current Stanford Law students for a mentoring relationship. This relationship would ideally include a few in-person meetings, and monthly e-mail and/or phone correspondence or more frequent communication depending on individual preferences.
Brown Bag Speaker
Speak to a group of alumni and/or students about relevant experience during lunchtime programs.
SLSNavigator is an online curriculum and career guide designed to help students get the most from their experience at SLS. If they know what kind of law they want to practice (or even if they don't), SLSNavigator identifies courses, clinics, websites, journals, blogs, books, alumni, and more based on a student’s area of interest with relevant resources designed to help them move closer than ever to their professional goal. Alumni can participate in SLSNavigator by reflecting on their experience at law school and sharing that knowledge with the Navigator team: knowing what you know now, what courses would you take (whether inside or outside the law school), and why? Which blogs do you follow? Who do you consider to be the experts in your field? Which books do you keep always at hand? Our students are eager to benefit from your invaluable insight. To volunteer for this knowledge-sharing opportunity or to learn more, please email our SLSNavigator alumni representative Beth Roemer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition
Judge the Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition held in April. Each year alumni with litigation experience are needed to help judge the preliminary and quarter-final rounds, in which teams of 2L and 3L students brief and argue a case before panels of distinguished attorneys sitting as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Dinner by the Dozen
This is an opportunity for alumni and students to connect and network in an intimate environment such as at an alumnus home or office to discuss shared interests.
Use your expertise to critique students in a 4-unit pre-trial and trial skills class, offered as part of the Advocacy Skills Workshop. Each year the workshop needs approximately 165 volunteer attorneys and judges with significant litigation experience. Critique training is provided and continuing legal education credit is available for time volunteered. Other teaching occasions take the form of: teaching an advocacy skills class in January, guest lecturing in Law School classes, helping to develop case studies.
Participate in the graduation ceremony.
Swearing-in Ceremony Judge
Administer the state or federal oath and give remarks to recent grads about beginning their career.