We hope you will find your continued connection as an alumni member of this community to be mutually beneficial. There are many ways for you to help the Law School and our students, and in return, the events and programs we host are good opportunities to continue to build your professional and social networks. Stay connected and get involved!
For the latest listing of alumni events and volunteer opportunities, make sure you’re getting our monthly alumni digest email. If you haven’t been receiving it, email email@example.com or login to e>Community to update your email and other contact information.
The Law School hosts a variety of alumni-focused events each year, both locally in the Twin Cities, as well as around the country in key alumni markets. View the latest alumni events here. View Law School events including CLE programs, lectures and more here. Be sure your contact information is up-to-date so you receive email and print invitations to all events in your area as well as our monthly alumni digest.
Our monthly alumni digest provides detail about our latest specific volunteer needs, but following are some of the types of opportunities where we commonly need alumni involvement and support.
For questions or more information about the following volunteer opportunities, contact Dinah Zebot, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving at (612) 626-8671, or Joelle Larson, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Officer at (612) 626-5363, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in getting involved.
Partners at Work Firm & Corporate Representatives
Partners at Work recognizes law firms, businesses, and nonprofits that employ five or more University of Minnesota Law School alumni. Partners at Work volunteers join a group who motivate generous giving and are close partners with the Law School. Click here to learn how you can make a difference collectively on behalf of your firm or organization.
Reunion Committee Volunteer
Spring Alumni Weekend, which takes place in April each year, is a great opportunity to get involved and reconnect with your classmates and the Law School. Each year we host reunions for ten 5-year milestone classes. Become involved by joining your class Reunion Committee to help organize and promote the reunion to ensure a fun and memorable event!
Regional Alumni Ambassador
In key markets around the country, we work with alumni volunteers to serve as regional ambassadors to promote greater alumni activity, engagement, and support of the Law School. In most regions with over 250 alumni, we aim to recruit at least 3 regional ambassadors to help plan and host events, welcome new grads to the area, and to serve as networking resources for admitted and current students interested in the area. Click here for more information about our current national programs.
Our alumni play a key role in helping recruit a strong and diverse incoming class of students each year. There are many ways to get involved in these efforts, from attending events locally and nationally, serving on an alumni panel, and being profiled on the website, to personally calling or emailing individual prospective and admitted students.
Career Networking Volunteers
Our alumni also play a key role by serving as networking contacts, speakers, panelists, and mock-interviewers to assist current students with their career exploration and job searches.
Diversity Initiative Volunteers
Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities for alumni to get involved in supporting the Law School’s diversity initiatives.
Sub-committees of the Board of Advisors
The Law School’s Board of Advisors is made up of alumni and community leaders that provide counsel and support to the Dean in carrying out his priorities for the Law School and building a more engaged and philanthropic alumni community. Recruitment of new members is managed by the Nominations and Governance Committee, and subject to approval by the full Board. However, there are several sub-committees of the Board of Advisors that regularly seek additional non-board member volunteers to become actively involved. Participating on these committees is a good way to help out and network with other alumni leaders. Of most immediate need for additional non-board member volunteers are the following committees:
- Development Committee (fundraising)
- Alumni and Student Engagement Committee
Student Competition Judging
Law students are encouraged to refine their lawyering skills by participating in student competitions that enhance legal writing, dispute resolution, interviewing, and counseling skills. Alumni play an important role by volunteering as judges for moot court competitions and other competitions.