Information for interested Pupils
The Cooper American Inn of Court is based on the British Inns of Court. It is designed to bring together Pupils (Emory Law Students) with Barristers (members with 3-9 years of practice experience), Masters (members with 10+ years of practice experience), and Judges.
While some Inns of Court focus on different areas of practice, the Cooper Inn focuses on litigation. Its members include lawyers in all sizes and substantive areas of private practice (solo, mid-size, and large firms), as well as public defenders, prosecutors, public interest attorneys, and judges. The Inn serves as a forum for collegiality and mentoring as well as honing the litigation knowledge and skills of its members.
There is no cost to participate in the in, but interested students must sign up by emailing the Cooper Inn with their contact information and their interest to be included in our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pupils should make every effort to attend the Inn programs and to participate in at least one pupilage group. Pupils are encouraged to review the schedule for the year before signing up to ensure the programs won't substantially conflict with their classes and other school commitments.
Participation in the mentoring program is one of the most valuable benefits of membership in the Cooper Inn of Court, but these benefits are directly commensurate with the mentee's commitment to be an active and engaged participant. Therefore, mentoring program participants are required to reach out to their assigned mentors within one (1) week of receiving their mentor assignments, and they must meet with their mentors at least three (3) times during the academic year.
Moreover, a Lamar mentoring relationship also serves as a springboard for building other meaningful relationships within the Inn, because mentors are best positioned to facilitate introductions and connections. As such, we ask that pupils who apply for membership in the mentoring program commit to attending at least three (3) of the Cooper Inn of Court membership meetings.
Participants are asked to ensure their schedules will allow them to fulfill the stated commitments. The Cooper Inn reserves the right to accept students into their mentoring program in subsequent years if the commitments are not met.
The deadline to apply for the Cooper Inn mentoring program is October 1st.