Introducing CLEO’s innovative program to help students gain access to the legal profession:

Do You CLIC?


Can you CONNECT with a group of fellow law students to build a team and work together?


Do you want to LEARN strategies to become a “top-notch” law student?


Are you willing to INVEST in both yourself and others from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to succeed academically and otherwise?


Can you COMMIT to matriculating at a reputable, established U.S. law school?

Yes? Then be part of the CLIC – CLEO Legally Inspired Cohort.

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The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s “CLEO Legally Inspired Cohort” (CLIC) is a highly-competitive, ground-breaking program to identify, recruit, and train law school applicants who possess both the academic aptitude and leadership skills to attend one of CLEO’s partner law schools in a supportive team of five. After successfully completing CLEO’s Pre-Law Summer Institute, each CLIC team will attend a designated partner law school together.

Please note that if accepted into the CLIC program, UNH seats are for the residential program only. CLIC scholars may not participate in the UNH hybrid program.

“To me the CLIC program means a door filled with opportunities,
hope, guidance, and friendships. CLIC also showed me to never
stop trying, believing, or give up.”
Monica Ontiveros

First CLIC Program Graduate – 2019
University of Idaho College of Law


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • graduate from an accredited undergraduate institution no later than May 2024;
  • commit to attend the assigned partner law school for three years; and
  • participate in an online summer program that includes:
      • Two weeks of an “Academic Success” seminar
      • Four weeks of both in-person and online rigorous study designed to simulate the first year of law school
      • Hours of team-building and diversity training

Each five-student CLIC will work together throughout the program, with the intention of enrolling at the assigned partner law school in the fall. Once enrolled in law school, CLIC Fellows will receive continuous support from both CLEO and their partner law school. CLIC Fellows will be required to sign a three-year agreement.


The application package includes:

  • an online application and personal statement;
  • a two-page essay discussing justice and diversity in the 21st century;
  • and a resumé (no more than two pages).

Applications must be submitted by  May 29, 2024.

Eligible applicants will be subsequently interviewed, after which, final selections will be made.  Applicants may also be recommended by the partner law schools.

“CLIC opened up doors for me professionally, allowing me to make
my lifelong dream reality. CLIC also greatly benefitted me
personally, connecting me to friends who I will likely have for the
rest of my life. I am truly blessed to have been a part of the first
cohort of this great initiative.”

Brinet Rutherford

First CLIC Program Graduate – 2019
Drake University Law School


Law school preparation

Supportive team network

Access to academic and
professional mentors

Career connections

including internship/externship opportunities


The cost of the CLIC Program for in-person participants is $2,500 and $1500 for online students, which covers expenses, books, and other program-related supplemental materials.


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CLEO is an independent, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) corporation. Our mission is to diversify the legal profession. Since our inception in 1968, CLEO has been at the forefront of helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam.
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