Volunteer Opportunities

One of the best ways to stay connected with the College of Law is to volunteer. Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities for you to stay involved with your alma mater, through recruiting the next class of students, mentoring our current students, or lecturing at the College of Law. Please consider joining the ranks of our many dedicated alumni who continue to share their experience and wisdom with future generations of Illinois alumni.


Alumni are the College of Law’s most valuable resource when it comes to developing today’s students and recent graduates to become tomorrow’s leaders in the legal profession. We invite all alumni, regardless of your location, occupation, practice area, or age, to become involved with mentoring our students through two distinct programs - the Illini Connect and the Student Mentoring Program - or a College of Law alumnus through the Illinois Law Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, co-sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Your willingness to volunteer your time and knowledge will make a difference in the careers of our bright students and recent graduates!

For more information about each mentoring option, please visit the following pages:

Other Opportunities

Judge Moot Court or Another Competition: Each year, the College of Law regularly seeks alumni to volunteer as judges of moot court and other student competitions during the evenings. Judges will receive CLE credit for participating. If you would potentially be willing to volunteer your time, please contact our Law Competitions Coordinator, Deanna Shumard, by e-mail at dshumard@illinois.edu or by phone at (217) 244-5999 to be included on the list of potential judges.

Guest Speaker/Lecturer: Contact the Office of Advancement at (217) 333-2628 or by email if you are available to participate in a student event as a speaker or panel leader.

Join Illinois Connection:The University of Illinois Alumni Association's Illinois Connection program is a grass-roots advocacy network for the University of Illinois. UIAA encourages alumni to join Illinois Connection to stay up to date about state and federal policy issues affecting the University. You can find more information and sign up at the Illinois Connection website.

Serve on the Law Alumni Board: The Law Alumni Board accepts applications year-round. Applications are due on March 31 of each year for terms beginning July 1 of the same year. This board meets quarterly and provides advice and input to the College regarding alumni engagement. For more information, download the Application/Nomination Form and the Member Information sheet.

Alumni-Student Career Conference: At the beginning of each spring semester, the College of Law hosts an Alumni-Student Career Conference. For information about the ASCC, please visit the Alumni-Student Career Conference page.