MTO Fellows Program

2019 MTO Fellows
2019 MTO Fellows


The MTO Fellows Program is a ten-month initiative aimed at preparing 25-40 aspiring diverse students for admission to and success in law school. The program seeks applicants from all backgrounds and strives to increase the diversity of the legal profession. All MTO Fellows will participate in:

  • LSAT Preparation Course: an intensive LSAT course paid for by Munger, Tolles & Olson.
  • Monthly Saturday Workshops: workshops hosted one Saturday per month at Munger, Tolles & Olson’s downtown Los Angeles office that are designed to prepare Fellows for the challenges of both the law school application process and law school itself.
  • The Fellows Network: the program will connect Fellows to a strong network of law students and practicing attorneys, including Fellows alumni, supporters of the program, and partner organizations, through direct introductions during workshops, receptions, and community events.

Please find more information about the MTO Fellows program here.



  Samuel and Terre at UC Hastings - 2019    
Terré Block and Samuel Elias, 2018 MTO Fellows, in their first year at UC Hastings College of the Law
Brandon Frank, 2015 MTO Fellow, makes note that there are 208 days between the date of the first workshop and the commencement of the law school admissions process



To be eligible to apply for the MTO Fellows Program, you must:

1. intend to apply for admission to begin law school in the fall of 2021 (i.e., applicants must be at least college juniors by spring 2020; we also welcome applications from individuals who have previously graduated and are working);

2. be able to attend monthly workshops in downtown Los Angeles from March-December 2020;

3. reside in or near the Los Angeles County area once the LSAT preparation course begins;

4. have a  3.0 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA (including community college); and

5. show the potential to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal profession. This includes, but is not limited to, candidates who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups; LGBTQ; from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds; or people with disabilities.


Click here to apply to the 2020 MTO Fellows Program.  If you are unable to use the online application, please send your materials by email to diversity@mto.comYour application will not be reviewed unless we have received all required application materials. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.


Please direct all questions via email to diversity@mto.com.

Application Timeline:

Application Components:

  • November 4, 2019:  Applications open
  • January 6, 2020 (12:00p.m. PT):  Applications close
  • February 8, 2020:  In-person interview at the firm’s office in downtown Los Angeles (invite only)
  • February 18, 2020:  Offers extended
  • February 21, 2020:  Offer acceptance deadline
  • Completed MTO Fellows Program Application Form (available here)
  • Resume (max 2 pages)
  • Official or unofficial (photocopy and/or online version) community college, undergraduate, and/or graduate transcripts where applicable (3.0 min. cumulative GPA)
  • Personal statement (max 500 words)


  Maira Perez and MJ Ramirez, on their first day of law school   MTO Fellows and California ChangeLawyers Scholarship Recipients Maran Kris Abubo, Indi Garcia, Susana Herrera, Serena Lau, Markisha Roches, Rosa Tovar, and Jonathan Verdugo along with Joanne Villanueva  
2017 MTO Fellows, Maira Perez and MJ Ramirez, on their first day of law school at the University of Illinois College of Law
MTO Fellows Alums and California ChangeLawyers Scholarship Recipients Rosa Tovar, Serena Lau, Jonathan Verdugo, Markisha Roches, Samuel Elias, Ana Orozco, Indi Garcia, Susana Herrera, and Marjan Kris Abudo along with Joanne Villanueva.



Anthony Solana, founder, president and chairperson of For People of Color, Inc.
speaks to the MTO Fellows about the law school admissions process 

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