The SEO Law Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for historically underrepresented law students to gain invaluable experience and training before they start law school. The program offers more than just a summer job; it provides fellows with hands-on experience, mentoring, networking opportunities, and targeted training to help them succeed in law school and beyond. The SEO Law Fellowship is open to talented students of color who are entering law school. Benefits of the program include unlimited access to the virtual awards dinner experience, 30 tickets for both talks by the fire, subscription to 30 entries for SEO alumni for Fireside Chats, recognition during the live program and both talks by the fireplace, half-page announcement in the program, recognition in event materials, and recognition on the website.
Additionally, two tickets to both talks by the fire, subscription to two entries for SEO alumni for Fireside Chats, participation in the program, recognition in the event materials, and recognition on the website are available. The Law Institute complements the seminars with lectures given by law professors that aim to simulate a real conference room, including a mock exam at the end of each week. Participating law firms receive access to high-level students as interns who are prepared and trained through an intensive program of academic and professional preparation. SEO Law offers three scholarships per year to help promising and underrepresented incoming law students attend the law school of their choice.
The program currently partners with 34 corporate law firms, including 31 firms represented in the AMLaw 100, participating in 12 cities in the United States. For many fellows, such as Michael Vance who is interning at Jones Day in Houston (Texas) and will attend the University of Texas School of Law, taking a practice exam before law school helps demystify what awaits them when they go to school. Recently, a prospective law student contacted Fernández-Rocha for advice on the SEO Law Fellowship program. Fernández-Rocha shared that not only is he learning to navigate the corporate law environment but he is also doing so with a vast network of diverse students who attend schools across the country.