Through the "Mentorpalooza" Mentoring Program, LeGaL seeks to foster the professional development of LGBTQ law students and assist them in navigating the unique issues they might encounter during Law School and the beginning of their legal careers. The Mentoring Program aims to reinforce a sense of community among members of the LGBT legal community while enhancing the skills and career prospects of participants.

Area law students who are members of LeGaL are eligible to register as mentees. The LeGaL Mentoring Program will provide a mentor for support and to assist in achieving academic, professional, and personal goals.

*The application deadline for LeGaL's 2022 Mentoring Program has been extended to February 15, 2022. Please read the Mentoring Program Manual before applying. 


This program is co-sponsored by the New York City Bar LGBT Rights Committee

and the Hispanic National Bar Association's LGBT Division.

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Having a mentor through LeGaL was one of the most beneficial choices I could have made. I was introduced to excellent new contacts and invited into professional circles much earlier than other law school colleagues. And, more than gaining a professional mentor, I gained a friend.

Jordon Parker, Mentoring Program Mentee

Cardozo 2017

As a mentor, I use my professional experience and network to help rising law students and lawyers reach their potential. Mentorship is critical to ensuring a diverse bar and bench.

Hon. Ashlee Crawford, Mentoring Program Mentor

New York City Civil Court, New York County

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