MTO Fellows Program

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, customized course exclusively for MTO Fellows, which is paid for by Munger, Tolles & Olson, taught by Manhattan Prep, and hosted at Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles. The course will run during the summer months leading up to the September 2018 LSAT exam.
  • Monthly Saturday Workshops: workshops hosted one weekend day per month at Munger, Tolles & Olson’s downtown Los Angeles offices that are designed to address and 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.

 
 
Ysabel Jurado, 2015 MTO Fellow
 
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

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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 2019 (i.e., applicants must be at least college juniors by spring 2018; 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 2018;
  3. reside in or near the Los Angeles County area from June 14, 2018, until December 14, 2018;
  4. have a  3.0 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA; 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; gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; physically challenged; or from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Click here to apply to the 2018 MTO Fellows Program.  After submitting the online application form, please email the following to diversity@mto.com as ONE document, saved in PDF format, in the following order, with your name on all materials: (1) resume (max 2 pages); (2) academic transcripts, including community college, undergraduate, and/or graduate transcripts (official or unofficial); and (3) personal statement (max 500 words). Your 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 1, 2017:  Applications open
  • January 8, 2018 (5:00p.m. PT):  Applications close
  • January 27, 2018:  In-person interview at the firm’s office in downtown Los Angeles (invite only)
  • February 13, 2018:  Offers extended
  • February 16, 2018:  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)
 
 
2015 MTO Fellows attend the first workshop of the program
 
2017 MTO Fellows attend Advancing Justice - LA's annual Anniversary Dinner

 

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


Premier partners of the MTO Fellows program are: