Salt Lake City, Utah: The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion (UCLI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within Utah’s legal profession, has announced that the organization has opened enrollment for its mentoring program. UCLI is seeking current law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to enroll in this program where they will be paired with two current attorneys.
The main purpose of this program is to empower students from historically underrepresented groups to thrive in the legal profession by connecting them with current attorneys as mentors. It is designed to build a sense of belonging in Utah’s legal community, to expose mentees to a wide range of career opportunities, and to help mentees develop the necessary professional skills to succeed in law school and beyond.
The mentoring program benefits law students from numerous backgrounds who may not traditionally have access to mentorship. As one student wrote, “My mentors seem like they are very dedicated to their roles as mentors [and] they’ve made it clear that no conversation is off the table. I love this. […] [They are] incredibly valuable to those of us who are embarking on this journey somewhat blindly.“