Announcing the 2024 recipients of its CLEO EDGE Awards, which recognize excellence and achievement in the key pillars of Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality. The 4th Annual CLEO EDGE Honors Reception & Awards Program will take place immediately following our inaugural CLEO Legal Pipeline Career Expo on Thursday, April 11th, 2024, at the law offices of Greenberg Traurig
Alexandria, VA — January 26, 2024 — The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), is proud to announce the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) as this year’s premier Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) sponsor. MCCA has generously provided funding for CLEO’s flagship program PLSI for another year, directly creating opportunities for more students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate.
To anchor in CLEO’s focus on diversity in the legal profession, check out the newest episode of CLEO Edge, featuring CLEO Alumnus Bruce Jackson. Bruce studied law at Georgetown University, while developing his skillset as an advocate for diversity and inclusion. Bruce Jackson joins us to discuss his new book, Never Far From Home, released in early 2023.
To bring attention to the connection between Race & Law, check out the newest episode of CLEO Edge, featuring Gloria J. Browne-Marshall. She is a writer, civil rights attorney, and playwright who currently shares her talents as a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY).
To kick-off and in commemoration of Women’s History Month, check out this week’s newest episode of CLEO Edge, featuring Sue-Ann Robinson, Esq. As the founder of Frontline Law Firm, Ms. Robinson is a boss in her own right working as a Defense Attorney, a TV Legal Analyst, and a Social Justice Advocate.
Deborah Martin Owens grew very excited about the possibility of being a lawyer while watching “Eyes On the Prize,” the documentary about the history of the civil rights movement and “the pioneering lawyers such as Bob Carter, Constance Baker Motley, Thurgood Marshall, Jack Weinstein, all of the great people who fought for rights—voting rights, housing rights….” But she was 12 or 13 years old when she earnestly considered being a lawyer after police brutally killed Eleanor Bumpurs, a mentally ill woman over housing repairs in Bronx, NY.
Were he still alive, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have celebrated his 94th birthday today. Regardless of the forum, his underlying message was, in essence, centered around achieving equity, justice, and peace through nonviolent means. Thus, Dr. King was a staunch advocate for “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” long before it ever became a popular catchphrase.
CLEO Alumna and Attorney, Veronica Dunlap, CLEO Alumna and Attorney, Veronica Dunlap, lives in two worlds—one, the powerful and passionate legal advocate; the other, a classical dance enthusiast. This is the story of a phenomenal lawyer, Deputy Executive Director of the ACLU of Maryland and a fellow Fordham Law JD – MBA
More than 200 people attended (either in person or online) the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s (CLEO) 54th anniversary during its fourth annual CLEO EDGE Honors Reception & Awards Program on Thursday, November 17, 2022. At the event, five outstanding leaders were recognized for their noteworthy contributions to the legal profession and/or society through the lens of Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality.
Alexandria, VA – November 16, 2022 – U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will attend the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s (CLEO) 4th Annual CLEO EDGE Honors Reception & Awards Program on Thursday, November 17, 2022. He will provide remarks at the event which will take place at the law office of Greenberg Trauig, 2101 L Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, from 6-8pm ET. In celebration of its 54th Anniversary, the CLEO EDGE Awards will be given to five outstanding leaders in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and throughout society, including two with the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award.