SIX WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE
The six-week pre-law summer institute is the core of the CLEO program and is held on law school campuses across the country.
2008 Summer Institute dates and locations:
June 8 - July 18, 2008
June 15- July 25, 2008
Application deadline is February 1, 2008. All applications MUST be postmarked by this date.
Designed to evaluate the student's capacity for learning the law while simultaneously acclimating them to the law school process, the curriculum is taught by full-time law professors and simulates the rigors of the first year of law school.
Pre-Law Curriculum Specialist
the premier pre-law curriculum specialist, CLEO focuses on legal methods and techniques
High Standards and Credibility
CLEO delivers the highest quality service, a proven curriculum, experienced instructors, and small classes. More than 90 percent of the students who attend the institute enter law school in the fall. High standards, strict evaluation criteria, and a commitment to excellence foster an environment of success.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEO PROGRAM?
CLEO assists individuals who have a strong desire to join the legal profession. Many students with low LSAT scores and GPAs would not be admitted to law school without the benefit of CLEO. In order to qualify, applicants must be eligible to attend an ABA-approved law school at the completion of the summer program. While CLEO Summer Institute participants must meet predetermined academic requirements, CLEO recognizes and considers the numerous challenges many of our applicants have overcome in pursuit of their goals.
IS CLEO FOR ME?
CLEO Fellows consist of both those already accepted into law school and those needing placement assistance. In fact, about 60 percent of the participants have already been admitted to law school prior to the start of the program.
Many CLEO Fellows were reared in inner city or rural areas. Their grandfathers were not partners in major law firms, nor do they have an uncle who they can call on for assistance. Consequently, common legal terms, e.g., plaintiff, defendant, appellant, appellee, jurisdiction, duty, breach, causation, etc., are not part of their everyday vocabulary. Recognizing that competition in law school can be intimidating. These students devote six weeks to briefing cases, preparing outlines, practicing the Socratic method, and learning the legal terminology that will enable them to begin law school with an added boost of confidence.
HOW DO I APPLY TO THE CLEO SUMMER INSTITUTE?
and mail the attached application, including a personal statement, four self-addressed
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE CLEO SUMMER INSTITUTE?
Most students pay $2,000. However, a few spaces are reserved for low-income students, who pay $200.
The requirements for applying to the 2008 CLEO Summer Institute program are: