The Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity program, an initiative designed to help underrepresented students pursue a law degree, is currently taking applications. Indiana residents or graduates of an Indiana college or high school may apply by March 1, 2019.
More than 570 ICLEO Fellows have earned a J.D. degree since the Indiana Supreme Court established the program more than 20 years ago. The goal of the ICLEO program is to assist underrepresented groups in pursuing a law degree and to help diversify the legal profession.
The ICLEO program offers students a preparatory institute the summer before law school classes begin. Participants who successfully complete the ICLEO Summer Institute and enrolled in an ABA-accredited Indiana law school in the fall semester are certified as an ICLEO Fellow and receive a $4,500 fellowship award each semester for up to three years to offset the cost of tuition.
More information about ICLEO and the applications can be found here.
This year, the institute is being held at Indiana University Maurer School of Law from June 16 through July 26. The summer study program is an intense preparatory experience that emphasizes academic rigor and provides professional development programming, field visits and social events.
To be eligible, applicants must be college graduates by the time the six-week ICLEO Summer Institute begins. All applicants go through a rigorous application process that is separate from the Indiana law school application process.
Applicants should contact staff attorney Carlton Martin at ICLEO@courts.in.gov with questions.