1L PRECEPTOR PROGRAM
- You have been assigned a Preceptor who is a judge or an attorney.
- The purpose of the program is twofold:
- For you to build a lasting professional relationship with a Pepperdine Caruso Law alumnus or friend.
- For Preceptors to model professionalism and help you navigate and thrive during their first year of law school and beyond.
- Students who gave a practice area preference were matched with a practice appropriate attorney, where possible.
- In order to pass Introduction to Professional Formation you are required to meet with your Preceptor three (3) times during the year for one hour. It is recommended and encouraged that you meet with your Preceptor once in September/October, once in October/November, and once in January/February.
- You are required to initiate contact with your Preceptor and take the lead in scheduling your appointments. You are expected to travel to your Preceptor to make the meetings as convenient as possible for them.
- You are required to send me an email after each meeting with one paragraph describing your meeting with your Preceptor. You will get credit for your meetings when we receive your email. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We have provided prompts for your discussions with your Preceptor, these topics are encouraged but optional.
- After the three initial meetings, you encouraged to sustain your relationship with your Preceptor throughout law school and beyond.
2L AND 3L PROFESSIONAL MENTORS
The Professional Mentor Program is provided to all upper division students who request one. The assignment is based on practice area and there are no specific requirements for the number of meetings. It is truly a professional relationship for the student and mentor to work out. The Professional Mentor Program is structured this way because we want to activate initiative, responsibility, and relational intelligence in our upper division students as they get closer to entering the profession.