Reginald Cuyler, Jr. of Orlando, Florida is one of thirty students participating in the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Summer Institute at University of Notre Dame Law School. ICLEO is a program designed to assist Indiana minority, low income or educationally disadvantaged college graduates in pursuing a law degree and a career in the Indiana legal community.
Mr. Cuyler is the son of Reginald Cuyler, Sr. and Felicia Low of Orlando, Florida. He is a 2006 graduate of Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida and a 2010 graduate of Florida State University with a degree in marketing. While in college, he served as a member of Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Class VI, was the Student Senate President and an active member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He also wrote two novels. Cuyler plans to attend the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in the fall and was honored to be named an ICLEO Fellow. “The knowledge and experience gained from ICEO will undoubtedly prove to be useful throughout law school. I am humbled to participate in this prestigious fellowship as well as to contribute to the future of the legal community.”
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, Indiana CLEO accepts approximately 30 college graduates into the program. The students attend a six-week Summer Institute held at an Indiana law school. 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the application process, contact the Indiana CLEO office at (317) 232-2542. More information is also available online at courts.in.gov/cleo.