Dean Natt Gantt and Professor Ben Madison, co-founders of CEFLER, discussed expectations of the program, how and how often to contact mentors, and what mentees should discuss with mentors at their first meeting. Students learned the characteristics of a successful mentee, mentor activity possibilities, and characteristics of a healthy mentor relationship.
|Attorney David Johnson|
Regent Law alumnus David Johnson ('04), the founder of Virginia Beach Law Group, spoke to the students next. Law is a second career for Johnson (after retiring as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps). He shared with students what he wishes he'd known when he was in law school, and encouraged students to ask mentors what they wish they had known. Johnson commended the program, explaining that there is a natural mentor-mentee relationship that exists in law and law school is a great time to start those type of relationships.
|3L Mentee Katie Malenowsky|
At the end, students had an opportunity to ask questions of any of the speakers.