The Albany Law School Office of Alumni Affairs is currently seeking graduates from all geographic regions and legal practice areas to participate in the Alumni Initiative in Mentoring (AIM) program, which matches incoming first-year law students with alumni who are willing to provide advice and guidance on the law school experience.
Erin Walsh '06 (right), an associate with the Albany-based firm Sheehan Greene Carraway Golderman & Jacques LLP, has mentored three students since graduating from Albany Law. Last fall, she was paired with Jessica Morgan '12 (left), and they talked throughout the year about classes, internships and the ins and outs of the law school experience over dinner and on the phone.
"When I was in law school, I had attorneys in my life that were tremendously helpful," said Walsh. "So I recognize the value in being able to talk to someone who has been through it all before—especially as a 1L—and I also like being able to give back to the school and its students."
Morgan, who lived and attended college in New Mexico prior to coming to New York state for law school, saw the AIM program as a resource to help her succeed both academically and professionally.
"Between moving across the country and embarking upon a new career, I wanted to not only network with attorneys in the area, but also seek guidance from someone who had already been through law school," said Morgan.
The Office of Alumni Affairs first launched the AIM program in 2002, and last year there were 124 alumni mentoring 138 students. For more information, or to volunteer as a mentor, visit the Online Alumni Community, or contact the Alumni Office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-445-3220.