CLEO 2011?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:55 pm

mez06 wrote:Kitty, looks like I will be joining you in IA LOL. I was tempted to ask for San Diego, but I knew I would focus better in Des Moines. WOW. I've never been to Iowa nor have any idea of what it is really like.

I will be spending my BIRTHDAY and 4TH OF JULY at the institute.



Haha, woo! Let the Iowa party begin!! I forgot about 4th of July. I know in the past institutes, they have taken them to baseball games or something for weekends/July 4th fun. We'll see what Des Moines has in store for us. :D

One of my friends moved to IA to go to U of Iowa and took a picture off her balcony... corn fields as far as the eye could see. I'm excited for the beautiful scenery on my 6-7 hour bus ride from Chi-town. *sigh*

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:29 pm

I have an acceptance letter. :)


As of now, I'll see yall at one of the locations. Were any of the accepted applicants allowed to choose their site?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:41 pm

LAWLAW09 wrote:I have an acceptance letter. :)


As of now, I'll see yall at one of the locations. Were any of the accepted applicants allowed to choose their site?


I think a year or two ago someone was placed in Denver because of proximity, but they had family/friends in San Diego and called to request to be moved. If you have a preference, I'd let them know sooner rather than later, as they start filling spots when people fail to make deposit deadlines.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:21 pm

maqkitty214 wrote:
LAWLAW09 wrote:I have an acceptance letter. :)


As of now, I'll see yall at one of the locations. Were any of the accepted applicants allowed to choose their site?


I think a year or two ago someone was placed in Denver because of proximity, but they had family/friends in San Diego and called to request to be moved. If you have a preference, I'd let them know sooner rather than later, as they start filling spots when people fail to make deposit deadlines.



Gracias!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:09 pm

LAWLAW09 wrote:Gracias!



No problem. Do you just desire Iowa so much that you don't want to take a gamble being placed by the beach and far away from the miles of corn fields? :wink:

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:42 pm

Basically. C'mon Iowa! 8)

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby socraticmethodman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:48 pm

Got my acceptance letter today!!! Still stuck on the $2,000 though :?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby mez06 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:10 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:Got my acceptance letter today!!! Still stuck on the $2,000 though :?


Yeah I'm a couple years out of undergrad w/a full-time job. If I was coming out of undergrad, would have been NO WAY in hell I could have paid this. Notwithstanding the travel cost, it's a pretty serious endeavor.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby smartinez » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:21 pm

I am participating, right out of undergrad... I am interested in just about everything CLEO offers. I just wish I knew what the qualifications were for said offerings, especially scholarship

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby CaseClosed » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:12 pm

I just got a letter in the mail about ICLEO. Apparently the state of Indiana has it's own CLEO program. I'm trying to figure out if I should apply to this one or not since I already applied to the other CLEO. It's free but you have to go to one of the four Indiana schools (IU-B, IU-Maurer, Valpo, and Notre Dame) What do you guys think? Anyone heard of this?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:38 am

CaseClosed wrote:I just got a letter in the mail about ICLEO. Apparently the state of Indiana has it's own CLEO program. I'm trying to figure out if I should apply to this one or not since I already applied to the other CLEO. It's free but you have to go to one of the four Indiana schools (IU-B, IU-Maurer, Valpo, and Notre Dame) What do you guys think? Anyone heard of this?


If you're set on staying in Indiana, that might be better if it's free. I have heard of it, but not sure on all the details. Do they offer scholarships like the CLEO SSI? Or just placement assistance to Indiana schools?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby CaseClosed » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:21 am

maqkitty214 wrote:
CaseClosed wrote:I just got a letter in the mail about ICLEO. Apparently the state of Indiana has it's own CLEO program. I'm trying to figure out if I should apply to this one or not since I already applied to the other CLEO. It's free but you have to go to one of the four Indiana schools (IU-B, IU-Maurer, Valpo, and Notre Dame) What do you guys think? Anyone heard of this?


If you're set on staying in Indiana, that might be better if it's free. I have heard of it, but not sure on all the details. Do they offer scholarships like the CLEO SSI? Or just placement assistance to Indiana schools?


I'm not set on any location. I'm from Chicago so I may want to come back here at some point. The program is basically the same thing as the regular CLEO, it offers placement and large stipends up to 20k. But no trips to DC and no bar exam stipends from what I've read. Also it's a smaller program so only about 30 students attend.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby clevermoose » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:39 am

Just sent in my final payment to CLEO for this summer institute! Hope to get San Diego. I look forward to seeing all of you there!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Gaucho » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:13 pm

In today via snail mail...applied early February, interview a week later. The letter didn't specify which location I'd be placed at.

All apps are still pending...except for a waitlist at UVA.

Anyone know how specifically CLEO affects applications. I'm still a bit unclear in how they intervene and the whole sponsor process?
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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby mez06 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:19 pm

Gaucho wrote:Anyone know how specifically CLEO affects applications. I'm still a bit unclear in how they intervene and the whole sponsor process?


I think we all are. It's kind of hard to show the facts that would prove so. We're just TRUSTING, or HOPING rather, that that aspect of the program description holds its weight.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:22 pm

In today via email

In only at OCU and waitlisted at STCL

151 on LSAT X2 and 3.60 gpa 3.81 in degree

No phone interview or anything.

I bet 4th of July in San Diego is awesome with the naval base located there...lots of patriotism

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:19 am

Gaucho wrote:In today via snail mail...applied early February, interview a week later. The letter didn't specify which location I'd be placed at.

Also, not admitted at any law schools yet...waitlisted at UVA.

Anyone know how specifically CLEO affects applications. I'm still a bit unclear in how they intervene and the whole sponsor process?


To be honest, they don't really do a lot for you. They expect you to do it for yourself. Send a letter to UVA letting them know of your acceptance to CLEO SSI and ask if they would weigh that in their decision. That's what I did for SMU and got in with a 151. They didn't mention CLEO in my admit letter, but I'm sure any little bit helps. Lots of others for SMU were W/L and flat out rejected, so I'm sure CLEO had some bearing on my admission.

Anyway, it has worked in the past. The way I see it is CLEO provides the prep for 1L and it's our job to do the footwork and use CLEO to look as appealing as possible to potential schools.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Gaucho » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:54 pm

bump.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby mez06 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:59 pm

Gaucho wrote:bump.


lol what exactly are we bumping?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Flett » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:02 pm

mez06 wrote:
Gaucho wrote:bump.


lol what exactly are we bumping?


To remind everyone that Iowa is where it's happenin' in June! :wink:
Anyone else know which location they are headed to?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:24 pm

^^^ lol


<<< Headed to Cali. :)

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Gaucho » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:07 am

checking in for San Diego. should we start a facebook group?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:08 am

u can if u want to.


I'm not interested in having TLS know who I am, so I won't join it for a min (or until a couple of folks join).

I might attract other Cali folks tho.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby mez06 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:12 am

I'll be at the Iowa one. San Diego beats Iowa hands down but I would probably have too much fun there!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Gaucho » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:19 am

how was placement determined? are you just placed at the closest site to your house




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