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The SEO Law Fellowship Program

The SEO Law Fellowship is the only program of its kind to offer talented, incoming law school students from historically excluded backgrounds the opportunity to work at a top law firm during the summer before law school. Law students begin our year-long Fellowship with a 10-week summer experience that includes SEO Law’s exclusive Law Institute, a two-week intensive program that provides training in legal analysis, legal research and writing, and law school study skills and exam strategy, and a paid internship at a corporate law firm. Fellows also receive supplemental academic tutoring during their first year of law school. Our firms generously invest in SEO Law Fellows by offering compensation for both their work at the firm and for participation in the Law Institute.

“SEO Law gave me the foundation, network, and confidence I need to succeed in law school. The instructors not only broke down difficult legal concepts, but they also taught me how to brief a case, outline a class, and prepare for exams.” 

Camille Y., Harvard Law School, 2017 SEO Law Fellow




“While participating in the SEO Law Fellowship Program, I was taught by excellent instructors who not only helped me to break down difficult legal concepts and understand how to take exams but, most importantly, gave me the confidence I needed to head into law school.”

Isaiah E., New York University School of Law, 2017 SEO Law Fellow


Types of Roles

SEO Law Fellows observe and experience the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of attorneys at some of the nation’s most prestigious firms. Broadly speaking, most corporate lawyers may be categorized as either transactional attorneys or litigators. SEO Law Fellows are given exposure to both fields during their internships.

  • Transactional attorneys advise companies involved in large financial transactions including initial public offerings of stock, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and cross-border financing.
  • Litigators represent plaintiffs and defendants in trials, arbitrations and settlement negotiations and may work in various areas of law, including securities, tax, bankruptcy, antitrust, real estate and white-collar crime.
  • Corporate attorneys must demonstrate close attention to detail, display superlative communication skills, and above all, have the analytical ability to understand the application of the law to a client’s business objectives. Our Fellows have a chance to practice these skills throughout the summer.


Where We Offer Placement

SEO Law places Fellows at prestigious firms in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland (OH), Columbus (OH), Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Menlo Park/Palo Alto, Miami, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Wilmington (DE).


Thank you for your interest! The 2022 Fellowship application is closed. Learn about the application process and timeline here!