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Washington University School of Law has demonstrated its uniquely strong commitment to mentorship by pairing all students with a career services professional, faculty member, advisor, and alumnus or alumna. S&C’s focus on mentoring relationships is similarly strong and multi-faceted. Summer associates are paired with a partner advisor, associate development partner, associate advisor and peer advisor, each of whom plays an important role in the summer associate’s professional development and integration into the Firm. Upon returning as regular associates after graduation or clerkships, junior lawyers are paired with at least one partner advisor from their practice group or sub-group. The partner advisor and associate meet regularly to discuss the associate’s career development plan, assignments, skills development and any other relevant matters. In addition, junior associates in New York are paired with midlevel and senior associates on their office floors who are responsible for helping new associates integrate into the Firm.

In 2018, the Firm's lawyers and staff devoted more than 63,000 hours to a range of pro bono activities. Recent matters include representing an LGBT rights activist from Guinea in his claim for asylum on the grounds that he would face persecution on account of his political opinion and perceived sexual orientation; advising Global Health Corps, a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity, on enterprise legal risk management issues; representing indigent defendants in federal criminal cases through the Criminal Justice Act Panel; assisting two sisters who are nationals of Honduras in filing for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS"); and representing an eight-year-old boy classified with autism in an administrative hearing seeking certain special education services.
We hope you will take the time to learn more about WashULaw alumni at S&C and how to apply on these pages.

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