On October 11, Brooklyn Law School held its 19th Annual Mentor Program Reception at Duane Morris LLP. Partners at the firm, Michael Grohman ’83, a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, and Fred Cohen ’67, a member of the Board of Trustees were gracious hosts. The event was a wonderful opportunity for our mentor pairs to meet each other and to network with other members of the BLS community, while taking in incredible views of Times Square.
“The Mentor Program is designed to match students with alums in the hopes of building lasting relationships with graduates who are interested in helping shape law students’ futures, and at the same time providing students with a resource and a window into the real-time practice of law,” said Susan Bainnson, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services and Director of the Mentor Program.
This year there were a total of 109 matches between attorneys and students in areas ranging from corporate, entertainment, labor and employment, prosecution and defense, and a wide range of other legal fields. The graduates involved in the program are an outstanding group said Bainnson. They include judges, general counsels, government attorneys, and partners and associates at different sized firms.
“The reception is a terrific way for people to meet each other for the first time,” said Caitlin Monck-Marcellino ’02, Director of Alumni Relations. “We are grateful that Duane Morris hosted us this year and that Kramer Levin hosted us last year. It’s been terrific having these firms participate in the program, and we hope the trend continues.”
Bruce Feffer ’83 who attended the reception, served as a mentor to a student approximately ten years ago; the student he mentored is now a fellow alumnus and longtime friend. Reflecting on how their relationship has grown and evolved, Feffer noted, “Now he sometimes mentors me.”
To become involved in this program, contact the Career Center.