The deadline to apply for the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity program is quickly approaching.
Underrepresented individuals interested in pursuing a law degree and career as a lawyer may submit applications for the program no later than Friday, March 1. Applications and additional information are available at courts.in.gov/cleo.
Selected applicants will attend the six-week ICLEO summer preparatory institute, hosted at Indiana University Maurer School of Law for 2019. The summer institute is an immersive residential preparatory experience of first-year law school curriculum and skills courses designed to closely simulate the law school experience.
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 $4,500 per semester. To be eligible, applicants must be college graduates by the time the summer institute begins in June 2019. 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. For more information, email ICLEO director Carlton Martin.