Your experience and knowledge are valuable gifts to Hastings students. As a volunteer, you can help organize events and programs, serve on reunion committees, raise much-needed funds, recruit students, assist with academic programs, offer career advice to budding lawyers, and more.
Below are some of the ways alumni volunteers can give back to Hastings.
Alumni hosts sponsor and promote a wide variety of activities to strengthen ties between Hastings students, alumni and the school. Events include MCLE programs, social gatherings, newly admitted students receptions, theatre and sports activities, as well as many networking opportunities for alumni, faculty, and current students, both at the school and regionally.
The majority of our events are generously underwritten by Hastings alumni and their law firms or companies. Sponsors are recognized in related event promotions, in the school's annual report of philanthropy, and at each event.
Contact us if you or your firm would like to sponsor or organize an event in your city.
Contact: Alex A.G. Shapiro, Acting Assistant Dean, Institutional Advancement, (415) 565-4616.
The law school's Alumni Mentor Program pairs law students with alumni. As an experienced graduate, you can give students helpful career advice, connect them with other practitioners in the field, and provide understanding and support as students go through law school. Read more about being a mentor.
Contact: Oscar Teran, Alumni Mentor Program Director 415.565.4826
The Office of Admissions encourages alumni to serve as welcome ambassadors by reaching out to newly admitted students. Alumni can speak to potential Hastings students interested in similar areas of the law or in practicing law in a particular location. Alumni are also invited to host an admitted student reception.
Contact: Greg Canada, Assistant Dean of Admissions 415.565.4885
Share your employment experience with current students as they look for summer and permanent positions. You can help guide a student in the following ways:
Contact: Sari Zimmerman, Career & Professional Development Director 415.565.4856
Participate in your class reunion by:
Contact: Robin Drysdale, Annual Giving Manager 415.565.4852
Moot Court is required of all first-year law students as a part of the legal writing and research class. Appellate Advocacy is offered in the second year. Competition teams consist of students in their second or third year. Alumni participation is critical factor in the success of all these programs. Volunteers are needed for:
Contact: Toni Young, Director 415.565.4729
Help the Hastings Student Negotiation and Mediation teams by coaching practice sessions and helping them prepare for competition.
The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies provides legal expertise and resources to attorneys representing women asylum seekers who are fleeing gender-related harm. We need your help to:
Contact: Center for Gender and Refugee Studies 415.565.4720
Collect news and information about your classmates and write up items for Class Notes in Hastings Magazine.