Stephen Shamie featured in Queen’s Law article on Mentorship and Self-Discovery Start Students on Planning Career Paths
One of the best ways for someone to find out about a profession they may be interested in is to talk to somebody already in it. First-year students have that opportunity thanks to the Shadow Program at Queen’s Law, which is run by the Career Development Office. The initiative pairs students with legal professionals working in law firms, corporations, government, and public-interest organizations. Stephen Shamie, who graduated from Queen’s Law in 1986, acts as a mentor in the Shadow Program and regularly speaks with students at the law school.
For Shamie, the best part of the Shadow Program is listening to students about their experiences and giving them as much information as possible so that they make informed decisions. “It is important that we, as practising lawyers, do everything possible to assist students as they embark on their careers,” says Shamie. “Queen’s Law provided great opportunities for me as a student, and I believe it is incumbent on grads like me to ‘give back’ in whatever way we can.”
The Stephen Shamie Athletic Award was established in 2021 and is awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to law student-athletes at Queen’s University who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team.