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.
Alexandria, VA—March 17, 2022—The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce that the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is the newest law school to partner with CLEO’s innovative law school access program, CLIC, or CLEO Legally Inspired Cohort.
Alexandria, VA—November 4, 2021—Cassandra Sneed Ogden, former Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Chief Executive Officer, will be the recipient of the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Ogden will be recognized for her lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Honors virtual reception. She led the venerable, 53-year old organization from 1995 until her retirement in 2020.
Alexandria, VA—October 21, 2021—Evangeline Mitchell, Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista, and Cuong Quy Huynh will be the recipients of the 2021 CLEO EDGE Awards during the CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors Reception on November 18, 2021, from 6 – 7:30pm. CLEO, widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, created these awards to promote its focus on the three pillars or characteristics which undergird the organization’s purpose and in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Those pillars are Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality.
National Education Association (NEA) Vice President Princess Moss will be part of a discussion focused on “The Safe Return in 2021: Back to School, This is the Year!” Joining her are Dr. Karla Paylor, a Maryland-Licensed Pediatrician; Dr. Kellie McCants-Price, a Maryland-Board Certified Child Psychologist; and Subramonianpillai Teal, a Maryland-Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical.
May, 2022 – Issue 5 Welcome to The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) JD Report where we will share tips on how to prepare for and succeed in law school. Get legal profession insights from our CLEO alumni, and get to know our Partners-In-Law: law schools that are making a commitment to diversity […]
February, 2022 – Issue 4 Welcome to The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) JD Report where we will share tips on how to prepare for and succeed in law school. Get legal profession insights from our CLEO alumni, and get to know our Partners-In-Law: law schools that are making a commitment to diversity and […]
On Thursday, August 19, 2021 CLEO inc will host it’s 2nd Annual Virtual Class Reunion & Open House. We invite everyone who has previously attended a CLEO program and all of our many friends and supporters from the legal community to join us! This great one-hour event will feature CLEO program and service highlights, plus networking opportunities!
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), a pioneer and known leader in the legal diversity pipeline movement, is pleased to announce that, after careful deliberation, the organization is transitioning to working remotely on a permanent basis.
Return On Saturday, August 28th, as we approach the end of summer and the beginning of the 2021/22 school year, CLICKS will present our next virtual townhall for teens and adults. As we know, our communities and schools face many challenges when it comes to the decision of returning to in-person learning.
On Saturday, March 27th, CLICKS will host a virtual townhall for teens and adults regarding the realities of interactions with law enforcement and the glaring disparity in media coverage of these encounters when involving Black girls and women. This discussion will examine the adultification of young Black girls, implicit biases towards Black women, and the need for social justice movements to become more gender inclusive.
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Board of Directors, Advisory Council, staff, and its thousands of alumni and students express their sincere condolences to Vernon E. Jordan Jr. ’s wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family and friends.