Apply to SEO Law Catalyst

The 2023 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 2023


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


Committed to (re)taking the LSAT
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 likely 2023 Commitments



Note: preference will be given to applicants who intend to take the LSAT in June or August 2023.

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 template)
  • Undergraduate and/or Graduate Transcript(s) 
  • List of Top 5 Law Schools (to which you intend to apply)
  • Response to one short answer question (300-word limit)
  • LSAT Diagnostic score 


SEO Law Catalyst Application Timeline:

  • Application Opens: Monday, October 24, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:59 PM EST
  • Regular Deadline: Friday, December 30, 2022 11:59 PM EST
  • Rolling Basis:
    • Select applicants notified for the second round of the application process (short, asynchronous video interview)
      • Deadline for submission of video interview: seven (7) days after notification of Second Round Selection
    • Decisions will be made on a rolling basis
  • Late January 2023: Program kickoff / LSAT Clinic begins
  • June 2023: Admissions Clinic begins
  • July 2023: Law School Virtual Tours begin
  • October 2023: Mentorship Program begins
  • December 2023: Catalyst Scholars must submit law school applications by this month

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 2023.

  • 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?

    Though the LSAT Clinic is geared towards maximizing your LSAT score for the June LSAT, it is not required if you do not feel ready then. Catalyst Scholars have instead taken 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 2024. 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 2024. 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.