Registration is now open for
CLEO 2014 Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute
2014 Six-Week Pre-Law Summer Institute(s) Dates and Locations:
Early applicant deadline is December 15, 2013.
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 both 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 $2,000, 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 500 applications. CLEO has a rolling admission policy. The CLEO early decision enables applicants who apply by December 15, 2013, to receive “early admit” status. If selected, you will be notified by January 31, 2014. The regular applicant pool will be selected before May 2014.
When is the deadline for applications?
All applications must be submitted by February 15, 2014.
How do I get started?