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12th Nov, 2009 | Source : The Council on Legal Opportunity

Contact:  Duane Tobias                           
Telephone:  (202) 828-6108                                        
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 November 9, 2009
Web site:  www.cleodiverCITYnetwork.org 
CLEO Schedules Mid-Winter Academic Enhancement Seminar and Bar Prep Seminar for January

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8-10, 2010, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) will host its annual Mid-Winter Academic Enhancement Seminar for first year law students and the Mid-Winter Bar Preparation Seminar for third year law students. Both seminars will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. More than 300 students combined are expected to attend the seminars

The Mid-Winter Academic Enhancement Seminar is specifically designed to reinforce analytical, reading, writing, studying and test-taking skills that were introduced in CLEO’s pre-law preparatory programs (Summer Institute and Attitude Is Essential Seminar) for first year law students. The purpose of the seminar is to improve student retention, graduation and bar passage rates. The seminar presenters include law school professors and legal practitioners who address various topics such as: preparing for law school examinations, developing legal writing skills, time management strategies, developing good study habits and class preparation.

The Mid-Winter Bar Prep Seminar is designed for third year CLEO Fellows and Associates who intend the take the July or February bar examination after graduation. The primary objective of this seminar is to reinforce analytical, writing and test-taking skills necessary to pass the bar examination. The seminar focuses on the bar application process and the three major components of the bar exam: Multi-state Examination (MBE), Essay Questions (MEE) and Multi-State Performance Test (MPT). The seminar presenters include law professors, bar examiners and former CLEO Fellows and Associates who have passed the bar examination.        
In addition to building academic skills, the seminars also provide an excellent opportunity for the law students to network with their peers and CLEO alumni from around the country. For more information about the Mid-Winter Seminars or other seminars offered by CLEO, please visit www.cleodiverCITYnetwork.org.

Both seminars are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program.


In 1968, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) was founded to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. CLEO is committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities to minority, low-income and disadvantaged groups. Since its inception, more than 8,000 students have participated in CLEO's pre-law and law school academic support programs, successfully matriculated through law school, passed the bar exam and joined the legal profession.



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