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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 25,000 students have participated in CLEO’s programs and joined the legal profession.

CLEO alumni are represented in every area of society, including: private law firms and corporations, law schools, federal and state judiciaries, and legislatures across the country. The influence of CLEO alumni in the legal profession, in particular and throughout the country in general, is an indication of the important role CLEO has played in helping to advance Justice and Diversity in America. Learn More About CLEO…


CLEO EDGE PODCAST: Featuring CLEO Alumnus Bruce Jackson

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.

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CLEO EDGE PODCAST: Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

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).

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