How to be a Tech Edge Mentor

Dear Potential Mentor,

We’d like to welcome you as a mentor for a lucky student in the incoming 2021 cohort. To become a mentor for this upcoming year, please fill out the form at this link, even if you have previously filled out a form (e.g. last year), by June 15, 2021. Mentors like you make the difference in the Tech Edge JD program — thank you! Please feel free to send this email to legal professionals in your network that might be interested in mentoring.

The Tech Edge program is designed to create experiences for students that will give them the critical skills necessary to succeed in the technology industries. It also provides students an opportunity to explore different career paths, with the help of mentors like you. Once finished with the program, students will have designed a career path, gained through insightful experience collaborating with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and externships with law firms and technology companies. Because of your mentorship and these experiences, Tech Edge J.D. students will differentiate themselves by having a portfolio of work experience to show upon graduation.

As a Tech Edge J.D. mentor, we are hoping you will agree to mentor your Tech Edge J.D. student for their law school career (expected 3 years). We’ve heard from current mentors that this continuing relationship provides a great opportunity to meaningfully connect with the student. The time commitment is modest. Yet, your time and dedication are what will continue to make the Tech Edge J.D. program a stand out success from other programs.

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill once said. I am thrilled to be a part of Intel’s team to help build the next generation of diverse attorneys for the better through the SCU Tech Edge J.D. program. As an SCU Law School alumna, I am truly honored to give back in this meaningful way. – Tech Edge Mentor, Helen Li, Intel Corporation

Expected time commitments:

  • Attend a brief training session for mentors (this will be conducted via self-paced webinar) – about 1 hour
  • Preferably attend a networking event for mentors/TEJD students (time TBD in the fall; about 2 hours)
  • Schedule a site visit/shadow event for your mentee to visit your workplace or attend an industry event with you (per year) – 1-2 hours/year
  • Meet with your mentee once per semester – 1-2 hours/year

Thank you for giving Santa Clara Law students the valuable gift of your time!


The Tech Edge J.D. program team

Laura Norris

Eric Goldman

Mary Fuller

Marian Williams