By Cindy Bedrosian (JD ’14)
In a rapidly changing legal market, the role of mentors is all the more critical. With this need in mind, the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL) launched several new programs this year, in addition to introducing new changes to the longstanding attorney-to-student Public Interest Mentor Program.
CPIL started the school year by continuing the traditional student-to-student mentoring program. Incoming first-year public interest students are matched with second and third-year public interest students who serve as a resource to learn more about law school and DePaul’s extensive public interest programming. Mentors helped new students prepare for classes, connect with other students, and even shared an outline or two. Maggie Miller connected with many mentors through CPIL and found the program to be particularly useful in making the transition to law school.