TIME-TURNING, INVISIBILITY, AND OTHER MAGIC MENTORING TRICKS
AALS Annual Meeting | Washington, D.C. | January 4, 2020
The 2020 AALS Annual Meeting included a discussion group that addressed the joys and challenges of mentoring law students, which is one of the most important parts of our work as law professors. The discussion was guided by three questions: How do we mentor all students? How can law professors balance the demands of mentoring with scholarship, teaching, and other service? How does scholarship intersect with mentoring? Some participants emphasized the impact of mentoring on colleagues who find themselves on the front lines of mentoring—legal writing faculty, professors who are persons of color, women, professors who identify as LGBTQ, etc.—and how institutions can be more supportive of our mentoring work.