RJN! Co-founder- V. Randall- honored by Council on Legal Education Opportunity

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Representing Racial Justice Now, Vernellia Randall, foreground, and Maria Holt (partially hidden in background) took turns speaking to the Dayton Public School Board in a recent meeting. JIM WITMER / STAFF

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Racial Justice NOW! (RJN) is a community based, grassroots org led by parents pushing back on dehumanization in education.

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Racial Justice NOW! co-founder and University of Dayton law professor emeritus- Vernelia Randall will be honored by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity for her outstanding career during the fiftieth anniversary of the historic organization.

The Occasion

In 2018, CLEO will proudly celebrate its 50th Anniversary of bringing greater diversity to the legal profession. To help commemorate this historic occasion, the organization will host four distinct celebrations during the 2018 calendar year, including three regional receptions in the cities of Houston, San Francisco, and New York, and a culminating gala in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018.

Our History

Founded in 1968 when the number of lawyers of color was less than one percent, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) has worked to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds for the last half century. Although best known for its Pre-Law Summer Institute “boot camp,” CLEO provides services to high school, pre-law, and law school students which include mentoring, placement assistance, academic counseling and support, scholarships, and bar prep orientation. CLEO has produced more than 10,000 alumni who have excelled in every area of the legal profession to include judges, corporate attorneys, law school deans and professors, practitioners, politicians, and more.

Join us in honoring our co-founder!

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