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Drake Law selected to host 2011 CLEO Summer Institute

Drake Law is one of two U.S. law schools selected to host a 2011 Summer Regional Institute for the Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO). The competitive selection was based on Drake Law’s ability to present an inventive and valuable program.

CLEO’s six-week pre-law institute gives minority and economically disadvantaged students the opportunity to explore their interest in a legal education and develop the skills needed to succeed in law school.

The selection of Drake “is a reflection of our innovative curriculum and our long-standing commitment to a diverse and inclusive community,” said Dean Allan Vestal.

“The successful CLEO proposal reflects a number of the strengths of our full curriculum, including intensive writing and conferences, small group class experiences, our innovative trial practicum and involvement with lawyers and judges,” he said.

Drake Law School faculty members will teach the institute courses, and will offer four spots in the entering class of 2011 to qualified students who complete the institute.