Mentoring Opportunities

UW-Women in Criminal Justice Mentoring Program

The University of Wisconsin Women in Criminal Justice Mentoring Program empowers women to seek careers in Criminal Justice, supports their education and career path, and promotes equity and diversity in the criminal justice system.

Our program provides students with mentors from multiple agencies at the federal, state, and local levels and is the result of a unique collaboration between the UW-Madison Center for Law, Society, and Justice; UW-Platteville Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences; and Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation.

Learn more about UW-Women in Criminal Justice Here!

Please contact Beth Tremelling ( ) with any questions about the program.

Speed Mentoring

Join us for our spring semester speed mentoring event! Each fall and spring we hold a speed mentoring event to provide our students and community members with an opportunity to connect one-on-one.  The event is organized as 10, ten-minute rounds of one-on-one conversations.

Our next speed mentoring event will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2024  from 6pm to 8pm at Memorial Union-Great Hall, with check in at 5:45pm.

Event Timeline:

5:45: Student and Mentors arrive- check in at registration tables, help self to food/drink
6:00: Welcome and Mentor Intros
6:10: Round one begins
7:00: 10 min break after 5 rounds, help self to food/drink
7:10: Round six begins
8:00: Round ten concludes
8:00+: Informal conversations with other mentors/mentees, help self to food/drink

Spring 2023 Mentor Bios

Fall 2022 Mentor Bios

For accommodations, please email:

Peer Mentoring

A student-led group created to help students in the legal studies major or the criminal justice certificate navigate classes, schedules, homework, and more, all in a fun and social setting. You choose what communication method works for you, how involved you want to be, and what your involvement looks like.

Any UW student can contact us with questions using their wisc email address at:

If you wish to be more involved, you can join here and be assigned a team of mentors with similar academic paths who will stay in touch with you. They can help you with whatever you need, such as:

  • class selection & scheduling
  • DARS navigation
  • class concepts
  • studying techniques & guidance
  • internships & student orgs
  • textbooks

In addition to getting assigned a mentor, we will provide social events, general advice, student involvement opportunities, and anything else relevant to your success (and enjoyment!) in this program.

Click here to learn more about the group!

Involvement with Center for Law, Society, and Justice

Are you an alumni or friend of the program looking to get involved with the Center for Law, Society, and Justice? Please complete the short form below:

Complete the Interest Form!