The Law School | July 30, 2015
Shashan DeYoung knew the odds were against her to attend law school. As an African American single mom to twins, she realized her chances for success in law school might be lower than many of her classmates. But she was determined.
“Statistically I am not expected to succeed,” she said. “I knew a program like ICLEO would give me the support I needed and would boost my experience, knowledge and confidence.”
This summer, Notre Dame Law School hosted DeYoung and 18 other students as Fellows of the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) at its Summer Institute Program.
The purpose of ICLEO is to assist Indiana college graduates like DeYoung, who are minority, low income, under represented, or educationally disadvantaged, in pursuing a law degree and a career in the Indiana legal community. All of this year’s 19 ICLEO Fellows will be attending one of Indiana’s four law schools in the fall. Four will be attending Notre Dame Law School.
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