MENTOR: Law Firm/School Partnership

The nationally acclaimed MENTOR: law firm/school partnership program, which was created in the 1980’s by lawyers, pairs major law firms with New York City public high schools. The lawyers-partners and associates-meet with students to prepare for appellate arguments in the annual high school Moot Court competition, accompany classes on the Federal Court Visit program, invite students to the law firm to see the inner workings of the firm and to discuss possible  legal careers.  Some MENTOR law firms go well  beyond the four basic activities. Law firms volunteer to coach student teams for the annual high school Mock Trial competition, serve as judges for “We The People” and Project Citizen competitions, and host student interns.  Law firms assist with developing a Legal Research and Writing course, or take students to the U.S. Supreme Court. The NYC MENTOR program is now entering its 34th year with some law firm/ high school pairs still together from its inception.

To view our MENTOR brochure, please click here.

For more information about MENTOR, please contact:

 Debra Lesser: dlesser@schools.nyc.gov.