What is CLEO?
A program to help low-income, minority, and disadvantaged students succeed
in law school.
How long has CLEO been in existence?
The first CLEO summer institutes were held in 1968.
What is the CLEO Summer Institute?
A six-week residential program on a law school campus to introduce students
to the study of law.
What classes are taught at the institute?
A course in legal writing is offered at all institutes. Two other courses,
e.g. contracts, torts, or criminal procedure are also taught.
Will I receive credit for the courses?
No. The program is designed to teach you how to read and analyze cases.
It prepares you for the rigors of law school study.
How can I enroll in the CLEO summer program?
You must apply to participate in the program in the same manner that you
apply to law school.
Do I have to already be admitted to a law school?
No. CLEO also provides law school placement assistance. However, you must
be eligible to attend law school at the end of the program.
Is there a fee to participate in the program?
Yes, the fee is $ 2,000. Low-income, first generation college graduates
pay $ 200.
Does CLEO offer more than the summer institute?
YES. Under the new federally funded Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational
Opportunity Program, CLEO will offer programs to help college undergraduate
students prepare to study law.
How can I receive an application and more information?
Click here to request
an application and brochure!