For the past 13 years, intellectual property attorney, Peter Sabido, has volunteered to mentor students at his alma mater, Lewis & Clark Law School. During the most recent school year, he mentored Blake Marvis, a first-year student. Blake says, “Having Peter as a mentor helped me get a broader perspective of the legal field. He provided good advice on the expectations that were needed to succeed.” Peter earned his J.D. from Lewis & Clark in 2003. The law school has a mentoring program for first year and upper division students. The goals of the program are to:
- help students meet the challenge of bridging the gap between law school and a professional career,
- provide students with a unique opportunity to meet and observe practicing lawyers, and
- give students consultation with regarding the legal profession, career options, and life as a lawyer.
Peter’s long-time commitment to helping this program is evident with his mentees thriving as law firm attorneys and in-house counsel across several states, including some of his mentees now volunteering as mentors through the same program. He enjoys helping law school students become successful. His words of advice to students are, “You cannot control the economy or the legal job market so you should focus on what you have control over. Do well in school and network with practicing lawyers in your areas of interest.” Peter has also mentored at University of Southern California where he earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Engineering. To learn more about mentoring opportunities at Lewis & Clark Law School click here.