Peer Advisor Program - Overview
Peer advisors are upper class students who assist first year students during their transition to law school. There are several peer advisors assigned to each day division small section. In the evening program, a group of peer advisors are assigned to both sections. Peer advisors are available to help students with study suggestions, coping strategies as well as social activities. Day and evening students may apply to be peer advisors during the Spring of their 1st, 2nd or 3rd (evening only) year in school.
Peer Advisor Obligations
- Serve as a role model and mentor for first-year students within the University of Maryland Carey School of Law community.
- Act as a guide throughout orientation by familiarizing students with student-life resources here at the law school and on the larger campus.
- Attend peer advisor orientation and new student welcome nights, which occur in late June and mid-July. If you are working and living outside the Baltimore area, you will not be required to attend these, but you will contribute to summer planning in other ways.
- It is common for the Office Student Affairs and the Office of Admissions to receive questions from students who we like to refer to current students. In these cases, you will be asked to contact admitted and other prospective applicants via phone or email to share any advice and guidance that will help orient prospective students to the Maryland Law community.
- Maintain regular contact with your assigned 1L section and communicate information about activities, academic advising, exam strategies, summer opportunities, and course selection. You are expected to maintain contact throughout the entire first year.
- Participate in and plan group activities with your assigned section of students.
- Plan at least one event per month with your small section and one supersection event per semester.
- Work with the Office of Student Affairs to address 1L issues and concerns.
Peer Advisor online application »