Dallas Women Lawyers, Deans Offer ‘Speed Mentoring’ to Female High School Students

Under the career credo of “it’s never too young to start planning,” this weekend 25 Dallas high school students, three Dallas law school deans and almost two-dozen women lawyers are scheduled to gather for a symposium.

“We wanted to, in one day, expose the high school women to different aspects of a career in the legal profession,” said Nicole Knox, a criminal defense solo practitioner and president of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, who helped organize the event.

In addition to hearing from the deans of UNT Dallas College of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law, the high school students will also cap the daylong gathering with what Knox has called “speed mentoring.”

During that part of the program, students will be divided into smaller groups, and two or three practicing lawyers will join each group for 10 to 15 minutes and chat about legal careers before moving onto the next group—giving students an opportunity to learn from a wide range of women lawyers’ viewpoints about practicing law.

Read more at Texas Lawyer