Whittier Law School Chosen to Host National Diversity Seminars

Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), Inc. Presents Seminars in Southern California June 27-28

COSTA MESA, CALIF. – Whittier Law School has been chosen by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) to host two programs for students from diverse backgrounds over the weekend of June 27th-28th. The programs are held in seven regions across the United States, and Whittier Law School is hosting the Far West Region. The goal is to prepare talented, motivated, yet underrepresented students with guidance in becoming successful law students.

The Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP) Seminar serves to encourage diversity in law school applications. The seminar is open to college juniors, seniors, and graduates from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Topics include:

  • Selecting a law school
  • Drafting an effective personal statement
  • Choosing sources for letters of recommendations
  • Preparation strategies for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • The impact of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process
  • The significance of the early application process
  • Debt management and developing credit worthiness
  • Common errors committed by law school applicants

The ASAP seminar will help prospective students understand what is necessary in the law school admissions process, and them to choose the right law school for their specific needs.

The second program, called AIE – 1L Prep – Attitude is Essential is a seminar designed for newly enrolling 1L law students who have been accepted into a law school for fall 2015. The AIE program prepares future law students for a successful first year, providing a head start on law school in a supportive environment.

Topics include:

  • Identifying and extracting rules of law
  • Case reading and briefing
  • Analyzing causes of action
  • The IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion) assembly line

Students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible, while space is available. CLEO, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, 501© (3) corporation. CLEO’s mission is to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to successfully attend law school.

Whittier Law School was named by U.S. News and World Report as the most diverse law school in California, and tied for third in the nation in 2014. To learn more about the Whittier Law School experience, visit law.whittier.edu.

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