cleos here in record numbers
There are currently eleven Council on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO) fellows at BC Law, the largest number ever assembled at the school at one time.
The CLEO program was established in 1967 to help the financially or ethnically disadvantaged embark on legal careers. Fellowships are awarded to high-achieving low-income and minority undergraduate students. They participate in a six-week summer program designed to enhance their organization, time-management, and teamwork skills, and to introduce them to subjects such as torts, legal writing, and criminal law.
Elizabeth Rosselot, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid, says that because of their summer training, CLEOs are able to "hit the ground running" when they get to law school.
CLEO fellow Marilyn James '05 concurs. "It was a really excellent experience. They teach in the Socratic Method, so you learn to be on point," she explains. James aspires to become a judge in the Boston area and appreciates the edge the program gave her. "Not only did I learn important skills," she says, "but I created a network of lawyers too."