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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…


A Statement by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. Saluting Ketanji Brown Jackson In Her Historic Rise to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) congratulates Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, who, sometime this summer, is poised to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the first African-American woman to sit on the highest court in the nation.

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