Graduate Law Mentorship Programme 2021/22 commences with Opening Ceremony

On Wednesday, 29th September, the 2021/22 Law Mentorship Programme commenced with an Opening Ceremony that took place via Zoom. With almost 150 mentors and mentees signed up for this year’s programme, mentorship in law at DCU has gained an impressive reputation within the field of law and government outside the University, including worldwide. 

The 2021/22 Programme was formally launched by DCU President, Prof Daire Keogh. Speaking in relation to Law Mentorship at DCU, Keogh says:

 “We at DCU are proud of the fact that this is Ireland’s only mentorship programme for law graduates. It offers them a unique opportunity to learn from established legal professionals, develop personal networks, and integrate with DCU’s Law Alumni community.”

DCU School of Law and Government’s Dr Aisling de Paor says:

“The programme has been a fantastic success in building an active and engaged law alumni community at DCU and we are very proud of all of our graduates who are taking part. This year, almost 150 mentors and mentees are taking part from all over the world, including the US, UK and across Europe. The programme offers a unique opportunity for our graduates to avail of valuable career mentorship and to be part of a growing and vibrant international network of legal professionals."

During the Opening Ceremony, Siobhan Murphy of DCU Careers Service was on hand to share some helpful tips and resources for mentoring, including career development advice and the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees. “We hope this will be the start of a lifelong mentorship relationship”, Murphy acclaimed.

Many DCU graduates come back year after year to take on the role of a mentor, and this year was no different. Director of Alumni Relations, Ross Munnelly expressed his gratitude to these graduates.

“Sincere thanks to all the Mentors who give their time, energy and experience to the university as part of this Mentorship Programme. We know this programme impacts so positively on the Mentee's, and in time, we hope they too will return as Mentor's to pass on their experience to the future graduates of DCU.”

This year’s mentors and mentees also had a chance to network with one another during an enjoyable breakout session on the call.

We are looking forward to the year following the progress of this year’s mentors and mentees for the 2021/22 Law Mentorship Programme.