Kirgis Fellows Program
The Kirgis Fellow program is a mentoring program that begins during 1L and Transfer Student Orientation and lasts throughout the year. The 1L class is divided into six small sections and each small section has a Kirgis Fellow. A Kirgis Fellow is an upper-class law student who acts as a mentor to each group of about twenty-three 1Ls. The group of transfer students also has Kirgis Fellows to assist them in their transition and adjustment to life at W&L. The Kirgis Fellows provide advice and guidance on the difficult process of adjusting to law school. They offer tips and suggestions on study strategies, balancing work and social life, navigating W&L's administration, and coping with the stresses of law school. As students who have been through the W&L experience themselves, Kirgis Fellows are in the unique position of offering students an on-the-ground, honest, and forthright perspective, which helps the incoming students adjust as quickly and easily as possible to the rigors of law school.
Read the bios for this year's Kirgis Fellows.
First-Year and Transfer Kirgis Fellows (from left to right): David Bean, Kyle Hoffmann,
Ryan Starks, Devin Catlin, Thomas Short, Tyler Kaido, Tiffany Eisenbise, Lara Gass, Erin Seavoy and Christina Rogers.