CLEO non-profit honors UHLC for support of greater diversity in legal profession
Sept. 23, 2013 – The University of Houston Law Center is being recognized for its support of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the practice of law to more minorities and low-income students.
The Law Center will be honored along with other law schools, law firms, corporations, associations, and individuals as part of the organization’s “45 for 45” celebration of its 45th anniversary. A reception will be held Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
CLEO was founded in 1968 as a project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education. 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. CLEO provides placement assistance, academic support and counseling, financial assistance, bar prep orientation, online tutoring programs and weekend seminars and workshops.