News

18
May
CLEO Announces Transition to Permanent Virtual Office and Remote Work Environment

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.

Posted in: PRESS,
19
Mar
[CLICKS] My Voice Matters Virtual Teen Town Hall – Music & Protest

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.

Posted in: EVENTS, CLICKS,
02
Mar
Tribute to Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.: The Passing of a Civil Rights Visionary and Icon

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.

Posted in: CLEO, FEATURE,
28
Jan
CLEO Announces Appointees to Board of Directors and Advisory Council

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Board member, Brandy Smith with Lincoln Financial Group and a new Advisory Council member, Rachel Okolski with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Posted in: CLEO, PRESS,
30
Nov
CLEO SPOTLIGHTS LAW SCHOOL, ATTORNEYS, AND ACTIVISTS WITH VIRTUAL PROGRAM IN HONOR OF ITS 52ND ANNIVERSARY

Stacey Y. Abrams, Penn State Dickinson Law, Barbara McQuade, and the Three Black Lives Matter Co-Founders Recognized during November 12th Virtual Awards Reception. In celebration of its 52nd anniversary, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) recently hosted its CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors Reception, recognizing six outstanding leaders in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and throughout society.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS,
11
Nov
Four Individuals and a Law School Are Recipients of CLEO EDGE Honors Awards

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 CLEO EDGE Awards in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality. 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.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS, PRESS,
30
Sep
Stacey Abrams to Receive CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award at Virtual Awards Reception

Political leader Stacey Abrams will be recognized for her lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors reception on November 12, 2020. Candidate for Governor of Georgia, Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Founder of the Fair Fight Action, a national voting rights organization, Abrams will receive the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award. The Award honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS, EVENTS, PRESS,
23
Sep
CLEO NAMES 2020 VERNON E. JORDAN, JR. CIVIL RIGHTS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has selected their 2020 Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Civil Rights Scholars. Five outstanding first-year law students who are passionate about protecting the civil rights of all Americans have been awarded a $500 scholarship. The scholarship is named to honor Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., attorney, noted civil rights leader/activist, an advisor to presidents, businessman, and a board member to several Fortune 500 companies.

Posted in: CLEO, CLEO PROGRAMS,
10
Sep
CLEO Announces Call for Nominations for 52nd Anniversary Celebration

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has opened its call for nominations for the CLEO EDGE Awards for its 52nd Anniversary. The CLEO EDGE Honors Reception will be held virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020, beginning at 6:00pm ET. The reception will recognize and honor a total of three individuals, law schools, and/or legal organizations that have made significant accomplishments or demonstrated commitments to Education, Diversity, or Greater Equality in the legal profession.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS,
13
Aug
Barbara McQuade to Headline Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. Virtual Class Reunion and Open House

NBC News/MSNBC Legal Analyst and University of Michigan Law Professor Barbara McQuade will be the keynote speaker for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Virtual Class Reunion and Open House which takes place from 1-3pm ET on Thursday, August 20, 2020. 

Posted in: CLEO ALUMNI, CLEO,
20
Jul
NCBE and CLEO Extend Partnership to Better Diversify the Legal Profession

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced today that the two organizations will renew and extend their partnership to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Posted in: CLEO, PRESS,
24
Jun
CLEO Announces Pre-Law Scholarship Recipients

Twenty-one persons will receive the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship Award to help students attend the 2020 Pre-Law Summer Institute. The awards were made possible by generous grants from the Walmart Legal Department; the law firms McCarter & English and Phelps Dunbar, LLP; a philanthropic organization, the Charles E. Griffin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation for Mississippi; and CLEO Board member Malcolm Morris.

Posted in: CLEO PROGRAMS, Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI), PRESS,