Minority LEO Fellows Spend Day at Albany Law

7/9/2010 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Seventeen individuals from historically under-represented communities around the state, including two who will attend Albany Law in the fall, spent an afternoon touring Albany Law School in preparation to start their first years of law school. The 2010 New York Legal Education Opportunity (LEO) fellows are part of a six-week program with the New York State Judicial Institute.

During their visit to the Capital Region, the fellows went on a guided tour of the New York State Court of Appeals and attended a lunch on the law school campus hosted by the Diversity Office, where they asked questions and received advice from faculty, staff and students on succeeding in law school and navigating the first year experience.  

Retired New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye established the New York LEO program to help ensure a diverse legal community by promoting academic success for individuals historically under-represented in the legal profession. The summer program assists under-represented minority college graduates in acquiring the fundamental and practical skills necessary to succeed in law school.

Albany Law has supported the New York LEO program since it began in 2007, and the law school has been a member school in the national Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) summer program for the past decade. For more information on the Diversity Office's initiatives, contact Pershia Wilkins at 518-445-3284 or diversity@albanylaw.edu.