CLEO 2010

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Mayimbe
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Mayimbe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:17 pm

caliborn wrote:
fl0w wrote:i get the feeling this is for people that just graduated right?

reading about it, I feel like i'd be the oddball as a 27 year old applying to this.

I hope not. I'm applying and I'm a non-trad


There were about 2-3 ppl who were 30+ last year so dont get discouraged. And scholarship is for the most part based on your income.

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby 2013esq » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:30 pm

Mayimbe wrote:
caliborn wrote:
fl0w wrote:i get the feeling this is for people that just graduated right?

reading about it, I feel like i'd be the oddball as a 27 year old applying to this.

I hope not. I'm applying and I'm a non-trad


There were about 2-3 ppl who were 30+ last year so dont get discouraged. And scholarship is for the most part based on your income.



I applied. And I'm 28.

Trelawny
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Trelawny » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:08 pm

ATOIsp07 wrote:
Trelawny wrote:That is a step up. I called yesterday and asked for her direct extension. Was denied access. But the rep told me that they will send out letter by the end of January .

What is your disadvantage story if you mind sharing?


first generation Haitian-American. I live in a predominantly-white suburb outside of Boston but grew up in questionable/poor financial standing. also dealt with adversity in terms of being ridiculed for my heritage. this dealt a severe blow to my personal confidence. always found academics as my solace until i reached college, where I pledged for a frat and also succumbed to my personal demons that I had managed to avoid growing up. also dealt with even worse financial times at home and the death of relatives. towards the latter end of my collegiate career, I turned my academics around (kind of), took pride in my heritage, and became a visible student leader on campus.

that's the gist of me.

*by the way, ms. williams was GRILLING me about the classes I did bad in, asking me to provide her an explanations. made me feel like i was in the HOT SEAT and she could revoke my law school acceptances.



I hope your relatives in Haiti are ok.

Yeah I hope she calls me though I need to get into CLEo.

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ATOIsp07 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:29 pm

Trelawny wrote:I hope your relatives in Haiti are ok.

Yeah I hope she calls me though I need to get into CLEo.


1. Thanks for your support, Trelawny! As of right now, my family and I haven't heard anything from anyone in Haiti. this is depressing since we have a number of relatives over there. But the one positive from all of this is, for the most part, people have been galvanizing and started realizing Haiti's historic plight and are actively looking for ways to help out.

2. As far as Ms. Williams, I think she calls candidates whom she considers borderline/on the fence and wants to get a better feel of their application file, etc. before making her selections. For all I know, she could've not liked my responses to her questions about my weaker grades and crossed my name off her list. So, don't get discouraged if you end up not getting a call from her. Hell, don't get discouraged if you hear of others getting in before you do. For all you know, you could be a shoe-in acceptance. Keep your head up, stay positive and remember that everything happens for a reason.

Best of luck to you!

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby floppymex » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:31 pm

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby fl0w » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:48 pm

Mayimbe wrote:
caliborn wrote:
fl0w wrote:i get the feeling this is for people that just graduated right?

reading about it, I feel like i'd be the oddball as a 27 year old applying to this.

I hope not. I'm applying and I'm a non-trad


There were about 2-3 ppl who were 30+ last year so dont get discouraged. And scholarship is for the most part based on your income.


to be clear i didn't mean scholarship for the program. i can pay for that. i meant does the program offer any scholarships for school when you're done?

Trelawny
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Trelawny » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:21 pm

ATOIsp07 wrote:
Trelawny wrote:I hope your relatives in Haiti are ok.

Yeah I hope she calls me though I need to get into CLEo.


1. Thanks for your support, Trelawny! As of right now, my family and I haven't heard anything from anyone in Haiti. this is depressing since we have a number of relatives over there. But the one positive from all of this is, for the most part, people have been galvanizing and started realizing Haiti's historic plight and are actively looking for ways to help out.

2. As far as Ms. Williams, I think she calls candidates whom she considers borderline/on the fence and wants to get a better feel of their application file, etc. before making her selections. For all I know, she could've not liked my responses to her questions about my weaker grades and crossed my name off her list. So, don't get discouraged if you end up not getting a call from her. Hell, don't get discouraged if you hear of others getting in before you do. For all you know, you could be a shoe-in acceptance. Keep your head up, stay positive and remember that everything happens for a reason.

Best of luck to you!



Nah, I think she probably called to see if you were still interested. Given like myself you applied early and a male candidate. Looking at it the only poor grade I have is a C+. My G.PA was 3.6. I will call again today to inquire some more.

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby fl0w » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:22 pm

fl0w wrote:to be clear i didn't mean scholarship for the program. i can pay for that. i meant does the program offer any scholarships for school when you're done?


anyone have any info on this question?

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ATOIsp07 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:44 pm

fl0w wrote:
fl0w wrote:to be clear i didn't mean scholarship for the program. i can pay for that. i meant does the program offer any scholarships for school when you're done?


anyone have any info on this question?



i think you get a CLEO grant and (maybe!) a scholarship depending on your performance in the institute. i hear the grant isn't any less than the $2G you pay and it's renewable.

so, from an economic standpoint, you're putting in $2G to get (at least) $6G for all 3 years of law school. plus you get to attend bar-prep seminars, alumni get-togethers, social events, etc. for free.

it's worth the investment, even though that $2G is tough to cough up!

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Kiory » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:00 pm

Haha. I completely understand. I have two babies and the thought of having to leave them for 6 weeks is killing me. However, it really is a small sacrifice for a great opportunity that will prove very beneficial to your future. By the way, I am 28 (def non-trad)!!

To all who have applied...the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ATOIsp07 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:45 pm

Kiory wrote:Haha. I completely understand. I have two babies and the thought of having to leave them for 6 weeks is killing me. However, it really is a small sacrifice for a great opportunity that will prove very beneficial to your future. By the way, I am 28 (def non-trad)!!

To all who have applied...the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!


ohh, how old are your children? leaving them for 6 weeks is a big sacrifice but it is worth it. but i couldn't imagine my mom leaving for 6 weeks...and i'm 22 years old!


and you're right, this wait is nauseating!

Mayimbe
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Mayimbe » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:01 pm

fl0w wrote:
Mayimbe wrote:
caliborn wrote:
fl0w wrote:i get the feeling this is for people that just graduated right?

reading about it, I feel like i'd be the oddball as a 27 year old applying to this.

I hope not. I'm applying and I'm a non-trad


There were about 2-3 ppl who were 30+ last year so dont get discouraged. And scholarship is for the most part based on your income.


to be clear i didn't mean scholarship for the program. i can pay for that. i meant does the program offer any scholarships for school when you're done?


Yea neither did I. I was referring to when you are done with the program. Yes, we all thought it was kind of "silly" to base our scholarship award on our income but that's just the way they do it. But how it was stated earlier, the $2,000 you pay is nothing to what you get back. You'll make that back and more...

Trelawny
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Trelawny » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:20 am

Kiory wrote:Haha. I completely understand. I have two babies and the thought of having to leave them for 6 weeks is killing me. However, it really is a small sacrifice for a great opportunity that will prove very beneficial to your future. By the way, I am 28 (def non-trad)!!

To all who have applied...the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!



Hi,

Are you planning to re-locate with the children? Because if you can not go 6 weeks without them going away to law school will be worst.

Trelawny
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Trelawny » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:22 am

ATOIsp07 wrote:
Kiory wrote:Haha. I completely understand. I have two babies and the thought of having to leave them for 6 weeks is killing me. However, it really is a small sacrifice for a great opportunity that will prove very beneficial to your future. By the way, I am 28 (def non-trad)!!

To all who have applied...the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!


ohh, how old are your children? leaving them for 6 weeks is a big sacrifice but it is worth it. but i couldn't imagine my mom leaving for 6 weeks...and i'm 22 years old!


and you're right, this wait is nauseating!


Hey I'm the same age, but the thought of moving away from home is exciting to me. I can't stand to live with my Jamaican parents another day.

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ATOIsp07 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:24 am

Trelawny wrote:
ATOIsp07 wrote:
Kiory wrote:Haha. I completely understand. I have two babies and the thought of having to leave them for 6 weeks is killing me. However, it really is a small sacrifice for a great opportunity that will prove very beneficial to your future. By the way, I am 28 (def non-trad)!!

To all who have applied...the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!


ohh, how old are your children? leaving them for 6 weeks is a big sacrifice but it is worth it. but i couldn't imagine my mom leaving for 6 weeks...and i'm 22 years old!


and you're right, this wait is nauseating!


Hey I'm the same age, but the thought of moving away from home is exciting to me. I can't stand to live with my Jamaican parents another day.


LOL! carribean parents are too funny! now that you brought that up, i feel where you're coming from. but, first and foremost, i need to get in. then i'ma have to find a way to get that $2G!

coming back home after college does suck! i can't say that enough. but it's nice to not have to pay for rent, laundry, food, etc. you win some and lose some!

biobuslaw
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby biobuslaw » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:41 am

Just received an acceptance email into CLEO! Very excited!!!

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ogman05
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ogman05 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:49 am

biobuslaw wrote:Just received an acceptance email into CLEO! Very excited!!!


Congrats!! Stats. When did you apply?

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby floppymex » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:53 am

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ogman05
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ogman05 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Nevermind.. I was accepted too. woot

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Jay-Electronica
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby Jay-Electronica » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:23 pm

stats please?

biobuslaw
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby biobuslaw » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:41 pm

Anyone know when/how we find out where we will be assigned?

Edit: Just talked to a CLEO representative and we will not be finding this out until later...

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ogman05 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:44 pm

IDILL_E wrote:stats please?


When I applied I had a ~3.0 and 160.

rfsl2010
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby rfsl2010 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:13 pm

still waiting.

147/3.0

good luck to all!!!! hope to hear the good news soon.

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ATOIsp07
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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby ATOIsp07 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:34 pm

Accepted into CLEO as of this morning! Now I just need to get that paper in order!

Best of luck to everyone else!

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Re: CLEO 2010

Postby citydweller09 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:28 pm

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