CLEO 2013 Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute
The 2013 online application is now closed. If you missed the opportunity to apply for the Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute and you have been admitted to law school, then you can apply for the Attitude Is Essential Seminar.
2013 Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute Dates and Locations:
Training Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders
The CLEO Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute is designed to demystify the law school experience. Preparation builds self-assurance and participants enter law school more confident in their ability to succeed.
A full-time program, held on two law school campuses during June and July, the Institute is rigorous and demanding.
The Institute focuses on legal methods and techniques that help to develop students’ abstract thinking, analysis, and synthesizing skills. The Institute has an impressive track record of success! Nearly 9,000 diverse and/or economically disadvantaged students have been oriented to law school through the Institutes since 1968. More than 90% of the students who attend the institute enter law school in the fall.
Who is eligible to participate?
CLEO recruits individuals who have a strong desire to join the legal profession. Applicants must be eligible to attend an ABA-approved law school at the completion of the program. Applicants must also have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to the start of the summer institute.
What about my GPA and LSAT score?
Many students with marginal LSAT scores and GPAs would not be admitted to law school without the assistance of CLEO. While CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute participants must meet pre-determined academic requirements, CLEO recognizes and considers the numerous challenges that applicants have overcome in pursuit of their goal to attend law school.
How do law schools recommend applicants for the CLEO program?
Although there is a rolling admission policy, CLEO will send your name to law schools that appear on your application. Any of those law schools may choose to make recommendations. Therefore it is very important that an applicant correctly identifies the law schools to which he/she will apply.
How many students are selected and how much does it cost?
Each of the two law schools will host 40 students. The cost is $2000, which includes dorm housing, food, books, and materials for six weeks. There are a few low-income seats at a cost of $700.
When will applicants be selected?
CLEO is competitive. Each year, the program receives approximately 600 applications. CLEO has a rolling admission policy. The CLEO early decision enables applicants who apply by November 30, 2012, to receive “early admit” status. If selected, you will be notified by January 31, 2013. The regular applicant pool will be selected before May 2013.
When is the deadline for applications?
All applications must be submitted by February 15, 2013.
How do I get started?