Becoming a Mentor
The Alumni Mentorship Program matches third-year law students with alumni who recently passed the bar exam and who are willing to assist bar candidates through this often challenging and frustrating period of preparation by sharing their experiences. Once matched, mentors and students will communicate primarily by e-mail, but they may also communicate by phone or in person. If you wish to become an alumni mentor, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.
Hosting an Extern
For six weeks between their first and second years of school, all ASL students earn three hours of academic credit by spending at least 200 hours working under the supervision of an experienced attorney. This allows our students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world in public interest or pro bono legal environments during the summer. This experience then informs and transforms their remaining studies at ASL. If you would like more information on hosting an extern, please contact Becky England.
The Alumni Association
ASL graduates are automatically members of the ASL Alumni Association. If you would like to volunteer to help engage alumni, if you are interested in becoming a board member, or if you have ideas or requests for the alumni association, send an email to Alumni Relations. Click here for the Alumni Association ByLaws (PDF).
Becoming a Chapter Leader
It is the goal of the Appalachian School of Law Alumni Association to establish chapters throughout the United States. These leaders are important contacts for new graduates. Chapter leaders make themselves available to assist alumni in career searches, alumni events, recruitment activities and community service involvement. For more information about becoming a chapter leader, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.
Chapters are presently established in:
- Southwest Virginia
- Roanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia
- Richmond, Virginia
- Washington, D.C./Maryland/Northern Virginia
- Tri-Cities, Tennessee
- Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia
- Southern West Virginia
- Eastern/Central Kentucky
- Charlotte, North Carolina (metro)
- Wilmington, North Carolina
- New York/New Jersey
- South Carolina