Volunteer Opportunities

Lunch With A Lawyer

The program utilizes the vast experience and expertise of Maryland Law graduates to help students make preparation for life after law school. At these informal meetings, alumni will field questions and offer advice on a wide range of legal and non-legal topics. Alumni are asked to meet individually with 3-4 students for two hours and provide lunch or dinner.

How does it work? Here are the steps:

  1. Interested alumni are asked to contact
    Chrishna Williams, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
    .
  2. Alumni relations staff will contact you to determine the best date, time and location to meet with students.
  3. Alumni relations staff will recruit 3-4 students.
  4. Once the students are confirmed, resumes of the students attending will be sent.
  5. The date, time and location will be confirmed the day prior to the meeting.
  6. Have an enjoyable day with one of our talented students.
  7. Complete a brief survey about your experience.

Comments from Alumni

"The students were terrific. What an enjoyable experience that really allowed me to get to know some of our students. Very rewarding."
--Jason St. John ´00

"The Lunch with a Lawyer project is effective because it allows for an open dialogue where students are more likely to ask pointed, meaningful questions unlike the interview room where ripe questions are, often, not put forth for fear that it will impact the studentís performance or appearance."
--Chris Steer ´01

Tax Receipts

Providing lunch for students is considered a "gift in kind". To receive a tax receipt, Alumni will submit a copy of the meal receipt and the names of the people that attended the meeting. Alumni will then receive a tax receipt with no value. It is up to each individual to decide the amount that is submitted to the IRS.


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