The first year of law school is the most important year

Be prepared for law school from anywhere in the world!

If you are starting your first year of law school this fall, apply now to the CLEO 1L Prep – Attitude is Essential two-day intensive online workshop for first-year law students.
"Getting involved with CLEO is quite possibly the best decision I have ever made in preparation for law school."
De’Ericka Aiken
Georgetown Law School / CLEO Pre-Law Program Participation: College Scholars Program / ASAP / AIE

2024 AIE Program Dates:

June 15-16

  • Saturday: 10am-5pm ET
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm ET 

July 13-14 

  • Saturday: 10am-5pm ET
  • Sunday: 12pm-5pm ET

August 3-4

  • Saturday: 10am-5pm ET
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm ET 
Employers hire second-year law students primarily on their first- year GPA.
If you want to stand out as a future employee and do more than just “make it through” law school, you need the right attitude to take control of your legal education.


Develop the skills you need to be able to take control over your own law school learning process


Learn how to: – Read and Brief Court Opinions – Prepare for Law School Exams, Including the Best Practices for Memorizing All the Law You Need to Know for Your Exams – Write exams using the IRAC form – Conquer your workload, time, and stress in law school


Experience the Socratic Method by participating in a Mock Law School Class


Write a Contracts Essay Exam and Debrief the Experience


Discover the Benefits of Study Groups and How to Make Sure Your Groups are Productive and not Dysfunctional


Begin to build a Network of other Successful Law Students

"I highly recommend every starting law student to apply for AIE—it may be the secret to your success in law school."
Salman Bhojani
SMU Dedman School of Law / CLEO Associate AIE
Be prepared for law school from anywhere in the world!
All 1L Prep – Attitude Is Essential seminars are held online.

Each Seminar takes place 10 am – 5 pm EDT on both Saturday & Sunday

"I am extremely grateful for what CLEO has done for me throughout my time in law school. I have not missed a conference since becoming a member of the CLEO family, and each conference has offered something valuable which augmented my legal education."
Tremaine Ross
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law / CLEO Academic Enhancement, AIE

WHO should attend?

All students who intend to start law school in the fall of 2023.

WHAT is required?

Applicants must have been admitted to a law school, submit an online application, and pay a $50 registration fee.

WHAT’s in it for me?

In addition to getting a head start on law school and learning in a supportive environment, you will be invited to other CLEO academic support, networking, and career-building events.

WHAT will be covered?

The seminar will expose students to the best practices for: case briefing, legal research and writing, conquering law school exams, and managing time and finances.

You need the right attitude to take control of your legal education. Attend CLEO 1L Prep – Attitude Is Essential: