• School of Law

  • Mentor Program

    Preparing you for the realities of a legal career

    The HUSLink program makes networking and mentoring available in a flexible, timely, and customized manner. Mentors choose the types of experiences they are willing to share or discuss with protégés, the number of contacts they invite, and when they need to temporarily suspend their accounts and mentoring commitments. Protégés search and contact mentors fitting their circumstances and needs. After initial contact via email, you determine how to best proceed.

    The Hamline Law Career Services Office (CSO) will also work with HUSLink mentors in resource building, as well as informational and networking events.

    Mentor Eligibility

    Mentors must:

    • Have graduated from an accredited law school at least one year prior to registering
    • Be employed (or retired)
    • Be members of good standing of a state bar (or had been at the time of retirement, if retired). Mentors' good standing and employment status is verified on an annual basis.

    Protégés must:

    • Be in good standing at Hamline Law or, if an alumnus, be in good standing with a state bar association
    • Review the online informational and training materials, and sign a HUSLink contract
    • Request access to HUSLink from cso@hamline.edu

    Note: Alumni who are mentors may separately register as protégés. For more information, email the Career Services Office (cso@hamline.edu).

    Cancellation of Access: We reserve the right to restrict or discontinue, with notice, access to HUSLink for any mentor or protégé abusing the system (violating any policies, not participating in good faith, displaying unprofessional behavior, or other similar reasons).

    Expectations and Commitment

    Mentors are expected to:

    • Keep their mentor profile current at all times
    • Read and respond to email requests in a timely manner
    • Provide mentoring, or opportunities -- as represented in the mentor's profile -- with professionalism
    • Set and communicate to protégés parameters on the extent and duration of mentoring on a case-by-case basis
    • Communicate with the Career Services Office (respond to check-in inquiries, voice concerns if they arise, etc.)

    Protégés are expected to:

    • Choose a mentor who appears to be willing and best-suited to answer their questions or provide the desired professional development experience
    • Initiate contact with prospective mentors via HUSLink, including in the message the reason for contact, specific questions, and/or any pertinent time frame
    • Respond to all mentor replies professionally and in a timely manner
    • With deference to the mentor's preference and decision, understand, acknowledge, and abide by parameters on the extent and duration of the mentoring
    • Indicate in HUSLink and confirm with mentor when mentoring is completed
    • Communicate with the Career Services Office (respond to check-in inquiries, voice concerns if they arise, etc.)

    To register, log into and use HUSLink

    New Mentors: Create a profile using the streamlined mentor registration form on the HUSLink website. Then follow the steps below for existing mentors.

    Existing Mentor Resources

    Protégé Resources   

    New Protégés: Follow the registration instructions contained in the Orientation Webinar. Once approved, CSO staff will add access to the HUSLink mentor bank to your existing Symplicity account.

    *We apologize, the webinar screen shots lack quality and clarity. The same screen shots are very clear in the accompanying Protégé Handbook.

    Questions? Contact cso@hamline.edu or 651-523-2470.