The Law Mentoring Project was established in 2010 and hence it is a relatively new Project under the Pro Bono Society. It aims to inspire A-Level students from high-schools in the London area to apply to study law at King’s and enter higher education in general. Our mentors help these students understand what it means to study law at university, and in this way aid them in making the right decision for themselves.
As a mentor, you will have a maximum of 2 mentees during each of the 2 academic terms. Your mentee will be a 5th– or 6th-form student considering study law at university. During the first term of the academic year, we try to accommodate as many 6th-form students as possible, and during the second term the remaining of them, along with 5th-form students. Initially, you must e-mail your assigned mentees to let them know you will be their mentor, along with a small self-introduction breaking the ice. Your mentees are likely to have a few questions on the law itself, studying it at university-level, King’s, the university experience in general, extra-curricular activities, UCAS applications, and so on. For the first time this year the rest of the communication (excluding the initial e-mail) will take place online over a communication platform, to ensure transparency and overall excellency. Everything you need to know as mentors will be explained to you in the Training/Recruitment Session to be held on campus in the beginning of the academic year.
Mentoring is an incredibly rewarding experience, not only for your mentees who will greatly benefit from your experiences and unique perspectives, but also for you as mentors, you will be able to see the impact your communication is having, and this will make you feel accomplished. You will build relationships, and also have something meaningful to add on your CV!
We are looking for patient, charismatic individuals who will be committed to helping their mentees throughout the year.
Please e-mail the Project’s president, Xenia Makridou, at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Watch the video below to listen to the Project’s president talk about the Law Mentoring Project.