The Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) program is taking applications from underrepresented individuals interested in pursuing a law degree and career as a lawyer.
Applications are available online at courts.in.gov/cleo and are due by March 1, 2018.
Successful applicants will attend the six-week ICLEO summer preparatory institute, hosted at Notre Dame Law School in 2018. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on academic rigor and provides professional development programming, field visits and social events.
Students who successfully complete the summer institute may be eligible for a scholarship to cover their law school expenses for up to three years. The scholarship is currently $4,500 per semester.
To be eligible, applicants must be college graduates by the time the summer institute begins in June 2018. All applicants go through a rigorous application process that is separate from the Indiana law school application process.
Established in 1997, ICLEO seeks to diversify the legal profession by helping minorities, low-income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates prepare for a career in the law. In August the program celebrated its 20th anniversary, noting more than 500 students have participated in the ICLEO program since its inception, with 394 graduating from law school.
For more information, email ICLEO director Ashley Rozier.