Francis Marion University student Tiffany Gibson of Dillon has been accepted to the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) 2005 Sophomore Summer Institute.
Gibson, a sophomore political science major, is one of only 24 students nationwide selected to attend the institute.
The institute will be held June 5-30 at the Northern Illinois University College of Law in Dekalb, Ill. This four-week residential program, available at no cost to students, brings together students from diverse socioeconomic, racial/ethnic and geographic backgrounds and provides the training necessary to successfully navigate the road to law school admission. The program is structured to alert participants to the challenges of law school admissions and to provide instructions on how to build the winning credentials necessary to gain admission to law school.
CLEO was founded in 1968 as a non-profit project of the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minorities and low-income students to attend law school and become members of the legal profession by providing pre-law recruitment, counseling, placement assistance and training. More than 7,000 students have been oriented to law school through the CLEO Summer Institutes.
More information about CLEO programs can be found at http://cleoscholars.com/.
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