This summer the University of Mississippi School of Law will host a 6 week Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) program for the 4th year running.
CLEO is committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income and disadvantaged groups. Since its inception, more than 8,000 students have participated in CLEO’s pre-law and law school academic support programs, successfully matriculated through law school, passed the bar exam and joined the legal profession. CLEO alumni, many who had less than traditional academic indicators of success, yet were given an opportunity to attend law school, are represented in every area of society, including: private law firms and corporations, law schools, federal and state judiciaries, and legislatures across the country. The influence of CLEO alumni in the legal profession, in particular and throughout the country in general, is an indication of the important role CLEO has played in helping to provide a voice to underrepresented groups.
Who Is Eligible: Graduating college seniors or graduates who plan to attend law school in the fall.
What: A six-week residential program designed to prepare participants to be more competitive law school students. Those who successfully complete the program become CLEO Fellows and may be eligible for scholarship grants during law school.
When: June – July.
Cost: $2,000 (includes room, board and instructional materials) (some financial assistance may be available).