October’s Mentor Jet Program Proves to be Another Success
Approximately forty University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law students attended the Mentor Jet Program on October 17th in the Cox Lounge. The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) created the Mentor Jet Program in an effort for law students to connect with leaders in their community. Before the Mentor Jet portion of the program began, Bobby Simpson, current President of the Louisville Bar Association, and Mary Jo Gleason, past director of the law school’s public service program, participated in a panel discussion that was moderated by Professor Laura Rothstein. The panelists discussed what a mentor is, how to find one, and how to be a good mentee. During the Mentor Jet portion mentors were distributed among twelve tables, and in a speed dating-like setting, small groups of one to three students talked with each mentor in five to six minute increments.
Students were able to meet with twelve of the community’s most prominent legal representatives.
Among the panel members were:
- Terrence Cody, Circuit Court Judge, Floyd County, Indiana
- Christie Moore, Partner, Bingham, Greenebaum, & Doll
- Dolly Berry, Family Court Judge, Jefferson County, Kentucky
- McKay Chauvin, Circuit Court Judge, Jefferson County, Kentucky
- Bobby Simpson, Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, GE, and President of the Louisville Bar Association
- Gina Calvert, Circuit Court Judge, Jefferson County, Kentucky
- Maria Fernandez, Partner, Fernandez & Haynes
- Kristie Daughtery, Assistant Jefferson County Attorney
- Mary Jo Gleason, Kentucky Court of Appeals Law Clerk
- Scott Furkin, Executive Director, Louisville Bar Association
- Harold Storment, Attorney
- Linda Speed, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana
The Brandeis School of Law’s Mentor Jet Program is an unmatched experience for 1Ls, in particular, to meet and connect with prominent figures of law in our community in an effort to create long lasting relationships of guidance. A special thanks to law student Courtney Pawley and Associate Dean for Professional Development Kathy Urbach who helped make the event possible.
Article by Rachel Ainsworth, Communications Intern.