Apply to SEO Law Catalyst


The 2024 Catalyst Application is now closed.

Application Qualifications 

To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

Have a minimum GPA of 3.2
Applying to an ABA-accredited law school by the end of December 2024


Juniors, Seniors or Graduates *
Available for program’s time commitments **


Committed to (re)taking the LSAT in June 2024
Reside in the U.S. for the duration of the Program


*Sophomores applying to Junior Deferral Law School Programs are not eligible to apply
**Refer to this Sample Calendar for 2022 schedule to understand likely commitments and schedule for 2024.



Program Timeline

SEO Law Catalyst 2024 Timeline:

  • Mid January 2024: Program kickoff / LSAT Clinic begins
  • June 2024:
    • Participants sit for the June LSAT
    • Admissions Clinic begins
  • August 2024:
    • Participants may re-take the August LSAT (if needed)
    • Law School Virtual Tours begin
  • October 2024: Mentorship Program begins
  • December 2024: Catalyst Scholars must submit law school applications by end of this month

Application Components

Here’s what you need to have ready when you apply (all of the following sections must be completed before we can evaluate your candidacy):

  • Resume (if needed, begin with SEO’s Resume Template)
  • Unofficial Undergraduate and/or Graduate Transcript(s) 
  • List of Top 5 Law Schools (to which you intend to apply)
  • Short Statement (300-word limit)
  • LSAT Diagnostic score 

Application Timeline

SEO Law Catalyst Application Timeline:

  • Application Opens: Monday, October 23, 2023 12:00 PM EST
  • Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 3:00 PM EST
  • Application Decision Timeline:
    • If invited to Second Round: applicants will be notified by email and will have seven (7) days to complete the short, asynchronous video interview.
    • Semi-finalists Pool: applicants will be notified on a rolling basis by email if they have been selected to join the Semi-finalist Pool. All other applicants will be released.
    • Final Decision: finalists will be selected by or before January 12, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”)

  • Are there any GPA or LSAT Requirements?

    We require a GPA minimum of 3.2 (though will consider compelling candidates with 3.0 GPA). There is no LSAT requirement.

    Our primary requirement is that you intend to submit your law school applications by December 2024.

  • Can I still apply to Catalyst if I have taken the LSAT already?

    LSAT re-takers are welcome! All Catalyst Scholars are required to complete all components of the program, which includes the LSAT clinic. If you do not wish to participate in that portion of the program, you are not eligible for Catalyst. We encourage you to apply to our Fellowship program in the future.

  • Do I have to take the June LSAT?

    The LSAT Clinic is geared towards maximizing your LSAT score for the June LSAT and Catalysts must sit for the June LSAT. If a Catalyst wants to retake the exam, we will continue to provide course support through the August LSAT.

  • Can I submit unofficial transcripts?

    You may include an unofficial transcript when submitting your application. If you attended more than one institution, please submit unofficial transcripts per institution.

  • Do I need to have a specific background/experience in law to be competitive for the program?

    We welcome applications from any students interested in matriculating into law school in Fall 2025. Our Catalyst Scholars have a wide variety of work and academic experience.

  • Do I have to apply to a specific law school to participate in the program?

    No specific law school required. Students are welcome to apply to any ABA-accredited law school for matriculation in Fall 2025. We will do the best to support and help you curate a list of schools that best fit your goals.

    The Catalyst Program does not guarantee admission into any particular law school.