Malcolm8X wrote:So I just heard from a friend of mine in law school that she is a CLEO scholar and has all the "same benefits" as a Cleo scholar without doing the 6 week summer institute but by going to an ATL weekend "attitude is everything" summit they had. Can anybody corroborate this story and tell me if they will have the same chances at scholarship money as well?
Your friend is actually an "Associate." I know, I know, CLEO is so crazy with all their labels. See below for the distinction:
There are two categories of students who participate in the CLEO law school program – CLEO/Thurgood Marshall Fellows and CLEO/Thurgood Marshall Associates. Students who are enrolled and successfully complete the CLEO Summer Institute are referred to as Fellows. Students who participate in the Attitude Is Essential Pre-Law Seminar are referred to as Associates. The difference between these two groups of students is that Fellows are eligible to receive financial assistance awards and Associates are not. However, all law students, regardless of their classification, are eligible to participate in CLEO academic seminars and receive other services provided by the program, like academic support. Once CLEO Fellows and Associates graduate law school and pass the bar they enter into the category of distinguished alumni.
Hope that helps!
sceva31st wrote:Can anyone explain to me the purpose of the 4 SASEs? So far all contact I have had has been done via email.
I got 2 things in the mail so far, and I think they send a few other things, too, like the travel info, etc. My address changed though, so I hope the USPS forwards my stuff to me!!!
Anyway, 88 DAYS TIL IOWA!!
--EDIT: never thought I'd be so stoked to go to Iowa, haha. I guess I'm just ready to get the whole law school process started--