Since 2010, the Peer Mentorship Program has been helping ease the transition into 1L by matching first-year students with upper-year mentors who share similar academic and social interests. The program is administered through the Student Services Office under the direction of Francine Herlehy, Assistant Dean (Student Services) and Professor Donna-Marie Eansor, Faculty Advisor.
Amanda Hawkins, Law III, will act as Student Coordintaor for the program for the 2018-2019 academic year. Building on the many successes of previous leaders (including Jacqueline Goslett, Armin Sethi, Soni Bal, Fariya Walji, Marla Rosenblatt-Worth, Jenna Ward, Francesca D'Aquila-Kelly and Brandon Track), Amanda will play a key role in administration and development of this program.
Amanda has gained insight into the importance of a supportive community and mentorship in law school through her work as a Windsor Law Student Ambassador, facilitation of the Bringing in the Bystander Workshops, and sitting on Windsor Law’s TRC Steering Committee. In October 2017 Amanda was a panelist on the Law Society of Ontario’s The Access to Justice Groupseminar on “Improving Health, Improving Service: Well Being in the Legal Profession and Access to Justice” speaking to the importance of mental health and balance in the law school environment. She is excited to bring her diverse experiences as a law student and Windsor Essex native to help mentors and mentees get the most out of the program. Amanda is looking forward to meeting the incoming Windsor Law 2021 class!