HBA-DC Urged to Spread The Word about CLEO
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Council on Legal
Education Opportunity (CLEO), a non-profit project of the ABA,has been
committed to diversifying the legal profession since 1968.
Unfortunately, minority groups and students from low to moderate income
groups are still grossly under-represented in law school and in the
legal profession.Please do your part to fill the pipeline--spread the
word about CLEO's upcoming programs:
1. CLEO are about to kick offtheir Attitude Is Essential (AIE) seminars in six locations:
Chicago, IL (6/23-6/24); Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
(6/30-7/01); Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA (7/07-7/08); Thurgood
Marshall, Houston, TX (7/14-7/15); New York Law School, New York, NY (7/21-7/22); and
Catholic University, Washington, DC (7/28-7/29)
will expose entering law students to legal writing, case briefing, the
Socratic Method, and the anatomy of an essay exam. As you know, the
first year grades are critical to second year campus recruitment
opportunities. Students need to be ready on the first day of class or
they risk falling behind in law school and their legal career.
Please feel free to forward the flyer and brochure to students and student groups who may benefit from the program.
There are a number of Hispanic law students throughout the country who
would benefit greatly from the Attitude Is Essential seminar and the
opportunity to network with other students and professionals.
required to pay a $30 application fee and $70 upon acceptance. This
nominal fee helps offset the cost of materials and meals that CLEO
incurs for AIE. You might even be inclined to sponsor an incoming law
student or two for a seminar.
Students can apply online at https://owa.abanet.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://owa.abanet.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://owa.abanet.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.cleodivercitynetwork.org/until May 22nd. Please spread the word!
2. Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP)
Preparing talented, motivated, yet under-represented students to successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school. The
ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school
application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by
students when applying to law school.
· Selecting a law school,
· Writing an effective personal statement,
· Choosing sources for letters of recommendations,
· Preparing strategies
for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and understanding the impact
of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process,
· Understanding the significance of the early application process offered by many law schools
· Managing Debt and developing credit worthiness
· Common errors committed by law school applicants
When/Where: various weekends in June & July
Where: various cities throughout the U.S.
Students may apply on-line at http://www.cleoscholars.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=518&grandparentID=483&parentID=495&nodeID=2