CLEO, Inc.


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. This year’s PLSI is a 6-week, hybrid program hosted at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

MCCA’s gracious funding will support student scholarships and academic support for this year’s PLSI class who is set to begin their first year of law school in Fall of 2024. MCCA is no stranger to generously supporting organizations like CLEO. Learn more about their impact here:

J.C. Polanco, CLEO President and CEO said “I am delighted at this incredible support for our flagship program, PLSI. CLEO works hard to ensure our students have every opportunity to be successful and thanks to MCCA, we’ll be able to move that needle further.

MCCA is proud to support organizations that are aligned with its mission like CLEO and its PLSI program that build a strong pipeline of lawyers,” said Jean Lee, MCCA President & CEO. “J.C. and the CLEO team are doing terrific work to ensure that the legal profession is representative of the communities and clients we serve. MCCA is grateful for their tireless efforts to make a difference.

CLEO’s Director of Law School Initiatives, Dominique Moss, shares that she is “beyond grateful for MCCA’s generosity. Their support will increase student access to our PLSI program, and that is deeply impactful.


About the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization that was founded in 1968 to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. Since its inception, more than 32,000 students have participated in CLEO’s programs and joined the legal profession.

For information on supporting CLEO, our PLSI program and providing scholarships to our students please contact Iris Juergens, Director of Development and Grants at

CLEO thanks MCCA for its generous support

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Media Contact:
Dominique Moss, M.Ed.
Director of Law School Initiatives
(240) 582-8600