Supreme Court press release letterhead
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2011
Contact: Kathryn Dolan
317.234.4722

Students Attend Prestigious Indiana Supreme Court Program to Prepare for Law School

Photo of 2011 ICLEO Fellows

Students who traditionally would not attend law school but show great promise to become successful attorneys are participating in the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Summer Institute.  ICLEO is designed to assist Indiana minority, low income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in pursuing a law degree.  Biographical information on each of the following 2011 ICLEO Fellows can be found at courts.in.gov/cleo.

Adeyemi Adenrele, Indianapolis Kiely King, Holland, MI
Margo Ahn, Seattle, WA Stephen Kitts, Galveston
Zahra Ayoubi, Afghanistan Jia Li, Shenzhen, China
Crystal Carreon, Portland, OR Cecilia Lopez, Los Angeles, CA
Bradley Carter, East Chicago Mary Merchant, Matteson, IL
Brigitte Collier, Lexington, KY Monserrat Miramontes, Mishawaka
Lindsey Corbitt, Kokomo Roya Porter, Indianapolis
Reginald Cuyler, Jr., Orlando, FL Andrew Ramirez, Highland
Danielle DeWinter, Highland Doneisha Sanders, Indianapolis
Olusola Egunyomi, Lagos, Nigeria Radhika Sarkar, India
Adriana Figueroa, Indianapolis Ravay Smith, South Bend
Robbie Flippin, Indianapolis Spencer Tanner, Evansville
Kimberly Gajewski, Dyer Linda Thomas, Indianapolis
Yamir Gonzalez-Velez, Caguas, Puerto Rico Andia Walker, Fort Wayne
Jessica Hawkins, Fishers Aaron Williamson, Fort Wayne
Valerie Johnson, Indianapolis  

Indiana CLEO was established in 1997 by the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Frank O’Bannon at the urging of Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard.  Chief Justice Shepard explained, “Indiana CLEO encourages young adults with promise to enter the legal field.  The program provides training and mentoring to help the students succeed.  The end result is an Indiana legal community enriched with the talents and enthusiasm of these young people.” 

Each year, approximately 30 college graduates attend a six-week Summer Institute at one of Indiana’s law schools.  This year, the program is at University of Notre Dame Law School.  The Summer Institute prepares the students for the rigors of law school with a challenging curriculum and tips for professional development. 

After successful completion of the Summer Institute, the students are eligible for an annual stipend ranging from $6,500 - $9,000 for each year of law school.  After graduation, ICLEO Fellows have a supportive network of legal mentors. The Indiana Supreme Court’s Division of State Court Administration provides staff support and financial management of the program. 

Media interested in speaking to an ICLEO Fellow should contact Indiana Supreme Court Public Information Officer, Kathryn Dolan at kdolan@courts.state.in.us.  For information about the application process, contact the Indiana CLEO office at (317) 232-2542. More information is also available at courts.in.gov/cleo.

 
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