Munger, Tolles & Olson kicked off its new MTO Fellows Program on March 7, 2015. Forty potential law school applicants selected for the one-year program attended the day-long seminar.
The workshop focused on the process for developing a law school application and featured remarks by Munger Tolles attorneys and MTO Fellows Program committee co-chairs Anjan Choudhury and Misty M. Sanford and Anthony Solana, co-founder of For People of Color, Inc.
Mr. Solana discussed best practices for approaching the law school application process and encouraged the Fellows to believe in their ability to not only gain admission into law school, but to succeed as a lawyer.
As part of the introductory session, the Fellows also worked in small groups to discuss their expectations of the program and the ways in which they would like to contribute to the legal community. Various Munger Tolles attorneys joined the work groups to provide input and encouragement.
The revamped MTO Fellows program launched in October 2014 with the goal of strengthening the pipeline of underrepresented groups into law schools and helping to tackle many of the barriers preventing diverse students from attending law school. During the next 11 months, the Fellows will attend monthly workshops, complete an LSAT preparation course and apply to law school targeting a fall 2016 start date.
Following the kick-off workshop, one Fellow said, “I started the law school application process last year, but became discouraged and stopped. This program and these people have renewed my belief that I can do this, that I can get into law school and be successful.”