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. This program seeks applicants from all backgrounds and strives to increase the diversity of the legal profession.

Individuals who intend to apply for admission to begin law school in the fall of 2018 are encouraged to apply, whether they are currently enrolled in or previously graduated from college or university.

Erica Fernandez Zamora, 2015 MTO Fellow pictured with Vilma Martinez, keynote speaker at the MTO Fellows Reception
Maya McKenzie, 2014 MTO Fellow and current 2L at Georgetown University Law Center, with MTO attorney, Bobby Gray

Click here to download the 2017 MTO Fellows Application. The deadline to submit the applications is January 5, 2017. 

Submit all completed applications to

Munger, Tolles & Olson views diversity broadly and seeks individuals who show the potential to contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the legal profession, including, but 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.

All MTO Fellows will participate in:

  • LSAT Preparation Course: an intensive, customized course paid for by Munger, Tolles & Olson, taught by Manhattan Prep, and hosted at Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles, exclusively for MTO Fellows. The course will run during the summer months leading up to the October 2017 LSAT exam.
  • Monthly Saturday Workshops: programming 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.
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

Please find more information about the MTO Fellows program here.

Application Timeline:

Application Components:

  • Applications Open: Nov. 18, 2016
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2017
  • In-person interview at the firm's office in downtown Los Angeles (invite only): Jan. 21,  2017
  • Offers Extended: Feb. 8, 2017
  • Offer Acceptance Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Completed MTO Fellows Program Application Form. Applications will be available on Nov. 10, 2016
  • Resume
  • Official or unofficial (photocopy and/or online version) graduate and undergraduate transcripts, including community college transcripts where applicable (3.0 minimum GPA required)
  • Personal statement of no more than 500 words


2015 MTO Fellows attend the first workshop of the program
MTO Fellows attend an event with the Los Angeles County Bar Association


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

Please direct all questions and send all application submissions via email to

Premier partners of the MTO Fellows program are: