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Upcoming CLEO Events

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Crowell & Moring LLP – Washington, DC

Saturday, January 28, 2012
CLEO College Scholars 1-Day Seminars
UC Hastings College of Law – San Francisco, CA

Saturday, February 4, 2012
CLEO College Scholars 1-Day Seminars
University of Colorado Law School – Boulder, CO

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Crowell & Moring LLP – Washington, DC

Upcoming Opportunities

* The Six-Week Summer Institute locations have been selected for 2012! Apply Here
-The University of Mississippi School of Law -Oxford, Mississippi (June 3 – July 13, 2012)
-William Mitchell College of Law -St. Paul, Minnesota (June 10 – July 20, 2012)

* A.S.A.P (Achieving Success Through the Application Process) registration now open! Apply Here

*AIE (Attitude is Essential)more details coming soon

Featured Partner Event: 2012 ABA Midyear Meeting

The American Bar Association’s will be hosting its annual Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, LA, from Wednesday, February 1st thru Tuesday, February 7th, 2012. The Midyear brings together more than 3,000 ABA members and their families. While the Midyear Meeting does not match the total attendance of the Annual Meeting, the volume of ABA business that occurs reaches significant levels of achievement. To learn more about the event, including registration and lodging information, please click here.

Mitigate Your Law School Debt: Educational Debt Relief Program

The high cost of education and the burden of educational debt prevent many from pursuing and remaining in public interest careers.  Our Educational Debt Relief program is devoted to advocating for educational debt relief and spreading the word to make sure those who need relief are taking the right steps to qualify.  Click here to continue reading. Excerpted from equaljusticeworks.com

The Successful Law Student: Ten Ways to Avoid Depression in Law School

It’s no real secret that the rigors of law school have eventually broken down the “strongest” of people. With so much pressure to succeed, it’s easy to begin losing sight of the “forest for the trees.” Additionally, because of the myriad time commitments associated with law school, many students have trouble achieving a healthy school/life balance, which can sometimes lead to feelings of depression. Once depression sets in, a student’s grades can suffer, as can other areas in his or her life. To see more tips in addition to the one below, please click here.

TIP #1
Don’t equate your self-worth to your LSAT score or grades. Your worth as a human being isn’t determined by your grades.

Meet CLEO Affiliate
Kendra Brown

Hailing from Winchester, Virginia, Kendra Brown is a third year law student at Vermont Law School. Kendra currently serves as the Regional Chair of the Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students
Association (NBLSA), a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over 200 chapters and more than 6,000 members. Kendra graduated from Hampton University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Management. While a student at Hampton, Kendra was very active in various campus organizations. Additionally, she was an Academic Achievement and Dean's List Scholar and served as the Student Director and President of the Hampton University Gospel Choir: His Chosen Sounds.

Kendra began her seminary studies in August 2005 by pursuing coursework at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Howard School of Divinity with a Master of Divinity. Immediately prior to attending law school, she served as Scheduler and Executive Assistant for Congresswoman Maxine Waters. In addition to being very active in community service projects on and off campus, Kendra worked within the music and youth departments of her local church. Her work in these capacities led to the opportunity to travel to Italy on numerous occasions to sing on tour.

Kendra is very dedicated to community service. In 2007, she worked for the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren where she coordinated various fundraising events through Relay For Life and the Association of Legal Administrators Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. She is a member of Upsilon Epsilon Omega the Baltimore County Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is an active member of the Baltimore Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. Additionally, she participated in the 2008 Charles Hamilton Houston Law Preparatory Institute at Georgetown Law Center.

While in law school Kendra has had numerous honors, among them a Vermont Law School Merit Scholarship, the NBLSA Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship, the VLS Merit Scholarship, and the VLS David Firestone Scholarship for Campus Involvement. She was appointed the NBLSA National Congressional Liaison for 2010-2011 and serves as a Student Ambassador, Class Senator, and on the Board of the Barristers Bookstore. Kendra looks forward to continued benefits of Affiliate Membership with CLEO as they seek to encourage diversity in the legal profession and strengthen the pipeline for minority students on the road to law school.


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