NY Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY LEO) application deadline, April 7, 2017

As the incoming Executive Director of the Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY LEO) sponsored by the New York State Judicial Institute with the support of Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, it is my great pleasure to introduce myself and to remind you that the April 7, 2017 deadline is approaching to apply for this summer’s NY LEO program.

NY LEO is an intensive, on-site, six-week law school preparation program housed at the New York State Judicial Institute that runs from June 4 through July 14, 2017.  The program provides a solid foundation for excellence in law school and is designed to support the success of prospective law students who are members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession through course work, mentoring, and substantive engagement with lawyers and judges.

To be eligible for NY LEO, applicants must be New York State residents who are (1) minority, economically disadvantaged, or educationally disadvantaged; (2) college graduates by June 2017; and (3) accepted to or on the wait list at a law school in New York State for Fall 2017 enrollment.

Information and a more detailed description of the program may be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/leo/index.shtml

The application may be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/leo/appform.shtml

Please share this wonderful opportunity with students admitted and wait-listed at your law school and let me know if you have any questions about the program.

All my best,

Natalie Gomez-Velez

Professor of Law and

Executive Director, NY LEO