Bloomberg Business of Law highlighted Munger, Tolles & Olson’s MTO Fellows Program in a May 7, 2015 article as a unique diversity effort aiming to draw more underrepresented minorities into a career in law.
In “To Increase Diversity, Law Firms Focus on Pipeline,” Bloomberg identifies the MTO Fellows Program among those seeking to address the challenge of increasing diversity in the bar.
“If you look at California, and the state bar, I think a lot of people would like that bar to look more like the population it’s serving,” Anjan Choudhury, co-chair of the MTO Fellows Program, said in the article.
The article featured MTO Fellow Athena Ullah and her journey to pursue a law career. Despite having a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and applying for more than 130 jobs at law firms, government agencies and corporations, Ms. Ullah had struggled to find a job and found herself nearly homeless. However, with the assistance of the MTO Fellows Program, Ms. Ullah is now working towards her goal of obtaining a law degree.
To learn more about the MTO Fellows Program, click here.