IIT Chicago-Kent Honored for its Commitment to Diversity in the Legal Profession

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is one of 45 law schools that was recognized for supporting the Council on Legal Education (CLEO) at the organization’s 45th anniversary reception – “45 for 45” – held September 26, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

IIT Chicago-Kent was also named a member of the “William A. Blakey Diversity Pipeline Architects,” a newly formed group named in honor of CLEO’s late chairman and chairman emeritus William “Buddy” Blakey. The entire group comprises of 45 individuals, 45 law schools and 45 law firms, corporations and associations.

Established in 1968 to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school, the Council on Legal Education is the oldest national pipeline organization committed to diversifying the legal profession. More than 8,500 students have participated in CLEO’s pre-law, law school academic and professional development programs. To learn more about CLEO, visit the organization’s websites for pre-law, law students, alumni, and legal professionals.

This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.