Program helps students pursue legal career
Applications are available for the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity program.
The ICLEO program is designed to assist traditionally underrepresented groups in pursuing a legal career.
The Indiana Supreme Court established ICLEO more than 20 years ago to help bring diversity to the legal profession.
Since then more than 570 have graduated as ICLEO fellows.
Applications are available online at courts.in.gov/cleoand are due by March 1.
ICLEO offers students a preparatory institute the summer before law school.
This year, the institute is being hosted at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. 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 fellowship award for up to three years. The award 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 2019.
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.