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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 of color the opportunity to work at a top law firm during the summer before law school.
Law students participate in 10-week, paid summer internships with our partner firms. These firms generously invest in SEO Law Fellows by offering compensation for both their work at the firm and for participation in SEO Law’s exclusive training programs, including the Law Institute.

Victoria J., U Penn Law, SEO Law Fellow Class of 2014

"The connections I made with professionals and with my fellow SEOs proved to be invaluable as I navigated law school and started my professional career."

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, Boston, Chicago, Columbus (OH), Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Orange County/Newport Beach (CA), New York, San Francisco/Palo Alto/Menlo Park, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington (DE).