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Apply Now for the SEO Law Fellowship and Scholarship Program 2024(Fully-funded)

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Introduction to the SEO Law Fellowship and Scholarship Program

The SEO Law Fellowship and Scholarship Program application is now open for 2024! This program is designed to provide scholarships, academic preparation, career development training, and internship opportunities to talented and underserved incoming law students.  The program’s goals are to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession and to help bridge the gap between access to justice and legal representation. It also seeks to empower students from underserved backgrounds with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.

This article contains all you need to know about the SEO Law Fellowship and Scholarship programs for the upcoming year. Keep reading to have all the information you need.

About the SEO Law Fellowship and Scholarship Program

SEO Law Fellowship Program

The SEO Law Fellowship Program is a transformative experience for incoming law students. Selected individuals receive scholarships, academic instruction from law school professors, and hands-on training from legal practitioners. The program includes an 8-week paid internship at a top corporate law firm before the start of law school. Fellows also benefit from ongoing academic support throughout their first year. They gain lifetime access to a vast network of over 21,000 SEO alumni globally, including over 1,700 attorneys in the SEO Law Alumni Network.

SEO Law Scholarship Program

The SEO Law Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for promising, underrepresented incoming law students. This program awards three scholarships per year to help these students attend the law school of their choice. Among these scholarships, one student will receive $10,000 while two others will receive $5,000 each. This financial assistance can greatly help these students achieve their dreams of becoming successful lawyers.

Fellowship and Scholarship Highlights

During the program, Fellows will:

  • Complete extensive academic training and professional development through SEO Law’s renowned 2-week training program, the Law Institute.
  • Work as a summer associate before starting law school, participating in a 10-week paid summer internship at top law firms across the U.S.
  • Receive first-year (1L) academic support, working with top legal tutors and professors.
  • Gain access to a network of 1700+ alumni, including law firm partners, general counsels, U.S. attorneys, federal judges, former U.S. Cabinet and Congress members, and more!

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.3.
  • Must take the LSAT, GRE, or GMAT at least once by application submission.
  • Have a minimum LSAT (or GRE, GMAT equivalent) of 154.
  • Be a working professional or graduate from a four-year college or university by May 2024.
  • Have prior U.S. work authorization for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Have applied to an ABA-accredited law school for matriculation in Fall 2024.

Required Documents

Applicants need to have the following ready:

  • SEO Law Application: Personal details, Law School Application details & status.
  • Supporting Documentation: Resume, LSAC Academic Summary, Unofficial transcripts, Personal Statement, Statement of Diversity and Perspective, One (1) Reference.
  • Law School Enrollment/Seat Deposit Confirmation.

Application Timeline

  • Application Opens: Monday, November 20, 2023.
  • Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024, 12:00 PM EST.
  • Interviews: Invitations are released on a rolling basis between January – April 2024.
  • Proof of Law School Enrollment: Monday, April 15, 2024, 11:59 PM EST.
  • Admissions Decisions: On a rolling basis beginning March 2024 through the end of April 2024.
  • Program Dates: May 2024 – August 2025.
  • Summer Internship: [Tentatively] May 13, 2024 – August 2, 2024.

Application Details

Applications for the 2024 program will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 4, 2024, at 12 pm EST. Ensure your application is complete and ready for review at the time of submission. The law school enrollment deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST. To apply for the SEO Law Fellowship or SEO Law Scholarship, please visit the website (link below). Seize the opportunity to kick off your legal career! Apply now and become part of the 2024 SEO Law Fellowship. Apply today and pave the way for your future in law!

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