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:
"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
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.