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Peer Mentorship Program (PMP)

The Peer Mentorship Program pairs first year students with upper year mentors. Founded by a group of law students in 2009, the PMP fosters an inclusive community within the law school. Mentors act as a confidential source of guidance on both academic and non-academic matters.

Transition Successfully

The PMP aims to minimize the stress, anxiety, and sense of isolation that may accompany the transition into the first year of any law school. By encouraging participation and support among students, the PMP helps students set individual goals based on personal ambitions and interests, leading to increased enjoyment of, and success in the first year.

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Get Connected

In the summer before first year classes begin, we will ask you to complete an online survey to facilitate the matching of mentees with upper year mentors. Information on your interests, goals, educational background and basic demographics will be used to determine the most compatible matches. 

Once assigned, we will encourage your mentors to interact with you both in-person and electronically. Additionally, we will host a number of social events throughout the year to facilitate peer relationships, including a meet-and-greet at the beginning of the school year in September/October and a hot chocolate event in December.


Who participates? Over 90% do.

The PMP has the best participation rate of all peer mentorship programs at the University of Toronto. 

At the end of each school year, we solicit feedback from both mentees and upper year mentors on their experiences in order to improve the program for future years. Here are some statistics from the 2014-2015 year:



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Next Steps & Help

In the summer (late June-mid July) look out for our email to participate in the PMP survey. 

For assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at

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