Women's Mentoring Programme

Support female law students as they transition into the workforce

Following a successful pilot in 2019, Auckland Law School is proud to offer the first Women’s Mentoring Programme available to female law students in the country. The Programme supports female law students in the transition from law school into their first graduate role.

Spearheaded by Cecilia Tarrant (BA/LLB ’84), the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor, the programme is modelled on a similar programme which she has run for the past decade at The University of Auckland Business School.

The key objective of the programme is to offer a professional development opportunity and provide mentees with the chance to benefit from the experience and industry knowledge of a mentor. Mentors are successful women with five years or more experience across a range of industries including finance, international relations, not-for-profits and a wide variety of areas of the law.

As well as one-on-one meetings between the mentee and mentor, participants are encouraged to participate in a number of events and workshops throughout the year to further develop their skills, grow their confidence and establish their professional networks. As of 2020, there are 50 students benefiting from this programme.  

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For more information, contact:

Donald Lawrie, Development Manager, Law