Are you interested in taking on a leadership role within the law school? Do you have a desire to pass on to new students the wisdom you have gained from your law school experience? This is your opportunity to pay it forward! Please consider serving as a Peer Advisor during the 2015-2016 academic year to provide advice and guidance to the next entering class.
Peer advisors are upper class students who primarily mentor, foster support, and provide leadership to 1Ls throughout their first-year of law school. They are often also called upon to provide guidance to other new students as needed (transfers, visitors, and LLMs). Peer Advisors are assigned to each first-year section of day and evening students. They work with the Office of Student Affairs during our fall orientation program to introduce new students to the law school. In addition, they plan activities throughout the year to help students become acclimated to the demands of academics and student life, to become familiar with resources available at the law school and on the larger campus, and to explore all that the Baltimore-Washington region has to offer them.
The Office of Student Affairs is seeking applicants who are enthusiastic, exercise good judgment, are creative, and are interested in building a strong student community at the law school. Our goal is to select 4 to 5 Peer Advisors for each first-year section of day and evening students.
Deadline: The Peer Advisor application deadline has been extended until Thursday, March 26 at midnight.
New applicants: If selected to interview, the Office of Student Affairs will contact you. Interviews of new peer advisor applicants will be conducted between Thursday, March 26 and Friday, April 3. Interviewers will primarily be current Peer Advisors. Selections will be made shortly after April 3.
Veteran/Returning applicants: Current Peer Advisors must reapply to be considered to serve again next year. They do not have to interview but I may ask for feedback from your fellow Peer Advisors about your involvement in Peer Advising activities this year.
The first informational meeting for those students selected to serve as Peer Advisors during the 2015-2016 academic year will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 3:00 pm (Room TBD).
Questions? Please contact Michele Hayes in the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.706.5235.