In addition to the eligibility requirements by statute (IC-33-24-13), The ICLEO Fellowship is only available to students who plan to attend an ABA-accredited law school in Indiana. Applicants should be Indiana residents, graduates from an Indiana college, or graduates (in the last five years) from an Indiana high school attending college out of state. Out of state applicants may apply, but preference is given to applicants with strong Indiana roots. In order to attend the Summer Institute if selected you must be admitted to an Indiana law school by the time the Advisory Committee reviews applications in late March. You need not be admitted at the time of application.
The ICLEO Summer Institute is an intense, residential preparatory experience designed to help minority, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged students excel at law school and increase diversity in the Indiana legal community. Participants are immersed in first year law school curriculum and skills courses designed to closely simulate the law school experience.
In order to maintain the rigor of the program, participants are not permitted to work during the Summer Institute and must reside in provided housing. This includes weekends. Failure to abide by the in-residence requirement may result in dismissal from the program.
Housing is provided on campus and some meals may be provided. Specific details about housing and meals will be sent to invited students by the host institution.
Although each Summer Institute experience varies depending on the host institution and faculty, participants in the Summer Institute can expect to receive the following academic instruction:
Participants who successfully complete the ICLEO Summer Institute and enroll in an ABA-accredited Indiana law school in the fall semester immediately following the Institute are certified as ICLEO Fellows and receive a $4,500 Fellowship award each semester of enrollment for up to three years, to a maximum of $27,000 to offset the cost of tuition. Awards are paid directly to the student account through each law school's financial aid process. Certified ICLEO Fellows who fail to enroll, defer enrollment, or withdraw from law school may forfeit award eligibility.