CLEO NEWS

Deval Patrick to Receive CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award at Awards Reception in Washington, DC

Boston attorney,  business leader, and 71st governor of Massachusetts Deval L. Patrick will be recognized for his lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Honors reception on November 7.  Patrick, Managing Director of Bain Capital Double Impact, will receive the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award.  The Award honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society.  Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., who received the inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award during the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2018, will present the award to Mr. Patrick.

CLEO Issues Call for Nominations for EDGE Honors Celebration

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has opened its call for nominations for the 2019 CLEO EDGE Awards. The CLEO EDGE Honors Reception will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. The awards will honor a total of nine individuals, law schools, and legal organizations that have made significant accomplishments to Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession.

CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced the 25 recipients of its CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship Award.  The award was made possible by a generous $100,000 grant from the Walmart Legal Department to help students attend the CLEO 2019 Pre-Law Summer Institute. Students were chosen based on financial need, academic achievements, and video essay.“We are elated that so many of our students could take advantage of this opportunity to get a head start on their legal education,” said Cassandra Sneed Ogden, CLEO’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Expanding opportunities for underserved communities is a part of our core mission.”