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The Indiana Supreme Court posted a reminder on its website today that applications for the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity are due March 1 for the 2011 ICLEO summer institute that will take place at Notre Dame Law School from June 13 through July 22.

The program was started in 1997 as a way to encourage more minority, low-income, and disadvantaged students to attend Indiana law schools and ultimately enter the legal profession.

A total of about 30 students from all four Indiana law schools will be accepted to the program. The six-week summer conference, which takes place before the participants’ first year of law school, helps law students get a head start on their legal educations.

Law school admissions officers at law schools in Indiana highly encourage those who are eligible to apply. They said that many eligible students are unaware of the opportunity or they are unaware the deadline for ICLEO is in line with, if not earlier than, law school application deadlines.

Past participants have also said it offers a good networking opportunity for students because they are able to connect with current and past ICLEO participants for help while they are in law school. It also improves students’ chances of completing law school.

By completing the summer program, students will also qualify to receive an annual stipend to help offset the costs of their legal educations.

Information about the requirements for applicants and the application is available on the court’s website. For more information, contact Camille T. Wiggins, interim ICLEO program manager, at cwiggins@courts.state.in.us or (317) 232-2542.

Past participants, biographies and a five-minute documentary about the class of 2009 and their experiences at the summer institute is on the court’s website.

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

  4. The sad thing is that no fish were thrown overboard The "greenhorn" who had never fished before those 5 days was interrogated for over 4 hours by 5 officers until his statement was illicited, "I don't want to go to prison....." The truth is that these fish were measured frozen off shore and thawed on shore. The FWC (state) officer did not know fish shrink, so the only reason that these fish could be bigger was a swap. There is no difference between a 19 1/2 fish or 19 3/4 fish, short fish is short fish, the ticket was written. In addition the FWC officer testified at trial, he does not measure fish in accordance with federal law. There was a document prepared by the FWC expert that said yes, fish shrink and if these had been measured correctly they averaged over 20 inches (offshore frozen). This was a smoke and mirror prosecution.

  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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