The SEO Law Fellowship Program is an academic fellowship and internship program targeting Black, Hispanic, and Native American incoming law school students who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments in their undergraduate and professional careers. Fellows receive intensive academic prep through workshops, lectures, and seminars, all before starting their first year at law school.
The program also offers scholarships to help promising Black, Hispanic and Native American students attend the law school of their choice. To learn more about the SEO Law Fellowship scholarship opportunities, visit www.seolaw.org/scholarship
Through an SEO Law Fellowship, you gain:
- A paid internship at a top law firm with a salary of up to $1,625 per week
- Experiential learning that provides a hands-on look at the practice of law
- Increased confidence going into law school stemming from first-hand exposure to the practical side of law through workshops, mentorship and panel discussions and networking opportunities with attorneys from our partner law firms
- Academic prep through SEO’s Law Institute, an intensive law school preparatory program designed to support academic performance in law school
- Orientation and training that provides guidance on corporate etiquette, law firm culture, legal writing and more
Track Record of Success
The SEO Law Fellowship has over 1,300 alumni, including more than 600 who have graduated from law school within the last ten years. Our Fellows have gone on to become successful lawyers, advocates, and leaders across all sectors of law, business and politics. Notable alumni include:
- Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama
- Danielle Gray, Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
- Nicole Isaacs, Head of U.S. Public Policy at LinkedIn
- Brandon Etheridge, General Counsel of the Baltimore Ravens
- ImeIme Umana, first Black female president of the Harvard Law Review
In addition, our alumni include partners at big law firms; General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers; Deputy/Senior/Associate General Counsels; U.S. District Attorneys, Deputy or Assistant District Attorneys, or Deputy or Assistant Attorneys General; U.S. District Court judges; former Supreme Court clerks; and former U.S. Cabinet and Congress members.