Introducing CLEO's newest program to help diverse 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.
“CLEO gave the tools I needed to apply and prepare for law school. It has allowed me to network with accomplished students, lawyers, professors, and professionals from all around the country. Indeed, my participation with CLEO has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had!”
Eduardo Reyes-Chavez
Eduardo Reyes-Chavez
3L - Northwestern University School of Law
Georgia State University College of Law CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute 2013 | ASAP 2010
“Making the decision to apply and attend the [CLEO Pre-Law] Summer Institute was the best decision I could ever have made….While my classmates were trying to learn how to brief a case, outline, and find out what study methods worked for them; I had already learned all of this during the Summer Institute. I am beyond thankful of everything I have gained from being part of this great organization.”
Maria Alonso
Maria Alonso
3L - California Western School of Law
The University of Mississippi School of Law CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute 2014
“The CLEO program does a solid job of preparing a student to analyze cases - a needed skill in law school.  It allows you to hit the ground running when school begins. CLEO has truly helped me a lot, and I appreciate the opportunity you all provided."
Clifford Chambliss, III
Clifford Chambliss, III
3L - The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Georgia State University College of Law CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute 2013



To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • graduate from an accredited undergraduate institution no later than May 2019;
  • commit to attend the assigned partner law school for three years; and
  • participate in a residential summer program that includes:
    • Two weeks of an online synchronous seminar
    • Four weeks of 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 March 30, 2019.
Eligible applicants will be subsequently interviewed, after which, final selections will be made.  Applicants may also be recommended by the partner law schools.
“The [CLEO Pre-Law] summer institute was instrumental [in] preparing me for my first year of law school. It provided me with the writing, research, communication, and networking skills, so I would not be daunted the moment I stepped into my first law school class. I would highly encourage everyone to apply and attend!”
Elisa Shieh
Elisa Shieh
2L - University of California, Davis School of Law
The University of Mississippi School of Law CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute 2014
ASAP 2011
“Participation in CLEO's services helped me build an excellent foundation for law school that enabled me to start towards the top of my law school class. Being a CLEO Fellow is more than a title, it is an experience that prepares you for your future.”
Shamil Patel
Shamil Patel
3L - Southern University Law Center
The University of Mississippi School of Law CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute 2013
“CLEO gave me the tools to truly understand what law school was all about--well worth the experience!”
Cristal S. Harris
Cristal S. Harris
2L - University of San Francisco School of Law
The University of Mississippi School of Law CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute 2014


Benefits include:

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 *$2,500, which covers expenses associated with room, board, books, and other program-related supplemental materials.



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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