News

19
Sep
Presidential Advisor to Obama and Clinton, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. to be Honored by CLEO To Receive Inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., advisor to presidents, noted civil rights leader/activist, attorney, businessman, and a board member to several Fortune 500 companies has been named the inaugural recipient of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s CLEO EDGE Heritage Award. Hereafter, the award will be named the “CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award” to commemorate his lifetime achievements. The Award will honor a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society.

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04
Sep
CLEO EDGE Gala Committee Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced that 25 persons have volunteered to serve on the Gala Committee for its 50th Anniversary to be held November 15, 2018, at The Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC. The Gala Committee plans and implements the major fundraiser that benefits CLEO’s programs. Phyllis P. Harris, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Legal Operations at Walmart, Inc. and a CLEO alumna, is the chairperson.

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03
Aug
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Education

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural CLEO EDGE Award in Education. CLEO, widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, created these recognition 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.

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Tags: CLEO EDGE Awards, Education, Ritz Carlton, Awards Gala, Washington DC,
12
Sep
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Diversity

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural CLEO EDGE Award in Education. CLEO, widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, created these recognition 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.

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Tags: CLEO EDGE Awards, Education, Ritz Carlton, Awards Gala, Washington DC,
30
Aug
Nominations for Inaugural Greater Equality Award Announced

Individuals, law schools, and legal organizations that have made a significant impact on greater equality in legal education, the profession, and/or society will be recognized on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at The New York Athletic Club, in New York City by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO). The Greater Equality Reception is the third reception of CLEO’s year-long 50th anniversary activities.

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01
Aug
CLEO 50th Anniversary “Greater Equality” Reception NYC Host Committee Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has announced the New York City Host Committee for its Greater Equality Reception to be held September 12, 2018, at New York City Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South. New York City is the third celebration site of CLEO’s 50th Anniversary, which includes three receptions and a gala in Washington, D.C. The committee is composed of an array of local community and national leaders, law school deans, and partners in law.

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31
Jul
Walmart Increases Access to Legal Education with New Partnership

Walmart Inc. and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), in recognition of CLEO’s historic 50th Anniversary celebration, announced today the launch of a new scholarship program intended to increase the accessibility of legal education to minority, low-income, and under-represented groups. The program is representative of Walmart’s push to increase diversity and inclusion across sectors and the value the company places on education.

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31
May
CLEO Continues 50th Anniversary Celebrations in San Francisco

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) continues its year-long commemoration of its 50thAnniversary with a salute to individuals, law schools, and organizations that have had a significant impact on DIVERSITY in legal education, the profession, and/or society during the Diversity Reception at Google Downtown in San Francisco.

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29
May
CLEO 50th Anniversary Diversity Reception San Francisco Host Committee Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has announced the San Francisco Host Committee for its Diversity Reception to be held June 5, 2018, at Google Downtown San Francisco.  San Francisco is the second celebration site of CLEO’s 50th Anniversary, which includes three receptions and a gala in Washington, DC.  The committee is composed of an array of local community and national leaders.

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22
May
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Diversity Nominees

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will recognize more than 180 nominees for the CLEO EDGE Award for Diversity on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Google Downtown in San Francisco, CA.  These individuals, law schools, and legal organizations have made a significant impact on diversity in legal education, the profession, and/or society.  The DIVERSITY RECEPTION is the second in a series of CLEO’s 50thanniversary year-long activities.  

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12
Mar
Houston Host Committee Announced
Houston Host Committee Announced March 12, 2018 Posted by: cleowww Category: #CLEOAT50, EVENTS, PRESS, No Comments Education Reception Kicks Off CLEO 50th Anniversary Celebrations Largo, MD – March 12, 2018 – The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) has announced the Houston Host Committee for its Education Reception to be held April 26, 2018, at [...]
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11
Apr
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Education Nominees
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Education Nominees April 11, 2018 Posted by: cleowww Category: #CLEOAT50, PRESS, No Comments Education Reception Kicks Off CLEO 50th Anniversary Celebrations Largo, MD – April 11, 2018 – The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will recognize more than 200 nominees for the CLEO EDGE Award for Education on [...]
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