Applications are available for the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) program. The ICLEO program is designed to assist traditionally underrepresented groups in pursuing a legal career. The Supreme Court established ICLEO 20 years ago to help bring diversity to the legal profession. Applications are available online at courts.in.gov/cleo and are due by March 1, 2018.
ICLEO offers students a preparatory institute the summer before law school. This year, the institute is being hosted at Notre Dame Law School. The Summer Institute 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 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 six-week ICLEO Summer Institute begins in June 2018. All applicants go through a rigorous application process that is separate from the Indiana law school application process.
Those interested in receiving updates about the Indiana CLEO program can subscribe here. Please contact ICLEO Director Ashley Rozier at ICLEO@courts.in.gov with questions.