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.

“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
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 2022;
  • commit to attend the assigned partner law school for three years; and
  • participate in an online summer program that includes:
    • Two weeks of an online synchronous seminar
    • Four weeks of 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  April 30, 2022.
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
Brinet Rutherford
First CLIC Program Graduate – 2019 Drake University Law School

“Thanks to CLEO [CLIC] I realized my goal by going to law school, becoming a lawyer, and most importantly, making my family proud.”

Elidi Lara
Elidi Lara
First CLIC Program Graduate – 2019 Vermont Law School

“CLIC gave me the opportunity few institutions were willing to give. CLIC is more than a program, it’s a family. CLIC helped me pursue the future I dreamed of and I’m forever grateful. I look forward to sharing my experiences and resources with the CLIC scholars of tomorrow.”

Brantley Carter
Brantley Carter
CLIC Program Graduate – 2019 Vermont 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 participants is $1,500, which covers expenses, books, and other program-related supplemental materials.
University of Idaho
College of Law
University of New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce School of Law
Vermont Law School
Washburn University
School of Law


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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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