Mentees learn life and professional skills
Mentors encourage and inspire young people
Mentees develop their strengths and improve their weaknesses
Welcome to The Tyro Lawyer Mentoring Programme.
The Tyro Lawyer aims to provide guidance, through online mentoring, for young people on their journey into a career in law and the legal profession. The Tyro Lawyer means the novice or learner lawyer.
My name is Abi Adeboyejo and I am the founder of the Tyro Lawyer Mentoring Programme. I have taught law to young people for over 15 years and I currently teach at one of the best 6th form colleges in the Midlands. Many of my students demonstrate a keen interest in law from their first year of 6th form and it has always been a herculean task to find mentoring programmes tailored to their age group to develop their interest in pursuing a career in the legal profession. The network of legal professionals willing to encourage and inspire the younger generation is invaluable and students benefit immensely from such support.
I recently became aware of Stemettes, an organisation that provides mentoring for girls interested in a STEM career. I was inspired by their work and with the support of a couple of colleagues, I decided to start an online mentoring programme for law students aged between 16- 19years old. The Tyro Lawyer hopes to provide mentoring for students in years 12 and 13 of school sixth form or college.
I believe that through mentorship, professionals have a unique opportunity to help open doors to future academic and career possibilities and cultivate a student’s sense of purpose. Mentoring allows students to develop their interests, strengths, and goals and allows mentors to encourage students to engage in activities that help build skills toward their passion for law or to try new activities and expand the student’s self-awareness and sense of self-efficacy.
Through 1-1 online meetings twice a month and for three months, mentees will have the opportunity to interact with a legal professional and learn from someone who has 'been there, done that and got the tee-shirt'.
Our first year 2021/22 was very successful, with over 140 applications and 30 successful mentees.
This year we will have one cohort starting in September 2022, with masterclasses on personal statement and CV writing, work experience opportunities, apprenticeship interview techniques and other events throughout the year. Applications for this cohort opens on 20th June, 2022.
We would like to welcome you on board as a mentor, mentee or sponsor. We hope you will look around our website and get in touch at email@example.com.
Tyro Lawyer Mentoring Programme.