UC Hastings Honored with 2018 CLEO EDGE Award in Education

CLEO also selected Jan Jemison, retired Director of UC Hastings LEOP, as an honoree for this inaugural award.

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced the winners of its inaugural CLEO EDGE Awards in Education and selected both UC Hastings and Jan Jemison, retired Director of UC Hastings LEOP, as awardees.

CLEO, widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, created these recognition awards to promote its focus on the three pillars of Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality, or characteristics which undergird the organization’s purpose and in recognition of its 50th anniversary.

In total, fifty (50) honorees were chosen from more than 200 prominent nominees for their accomplishments. CLEO will host an Awards Gala on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., to honor the winners in Education, along with winners in the categories of Diversity and Greater Equality.

“The CLEO EDGE Awards are a way of acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of individuals, law schools, and organizations that have impacted legal education, the legal profession, and society in general.  These honorees have made notable contributions to education, their communities, and the nation,” said Cassandra Sneed Ogden, Chief Executive Officer, of CLEO.

About the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.

CLEO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities for persons from traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups, low-income, and disadvantaged communities. Founded in 1968, when the number of lawyers of color was less than one percent, CLEO has produced more than 10,000 individuals who have excelled in every area of the legal profession and include judges, corporate attorneys, law school deans and professors, practitioners, politicians, and more.  2018 is CLEO’s golden anniversary.  More information about CLEO’s 50th Anniversary, the Education nominees, or how to purchase gala tickets can be found at https://cleoinc.org/50/.

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