Diversity and Inclusion Career Symposium


Prepare for the workplace. Any workplace.

Join us for the Diversity & Inclusion Career Symposium bringing together students, professionals, and administrative staff to equip you with the necessary tools to successfully prepare you for any workplace environment.

All students are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP:


The Diversity & Inclusion Career Symposium 

Date: Sat., April 28 

Location: 152 Shideler Hall 

Symposium: 9am – Noon

Lunch: Noon – 1pm 

Miami is proud to host the following panelists for the Career Symposium:

– Jamahal C Boyd, Sr., Director Diversity, Inclusion and Language Services at Tri-Health

– Robin Everhart, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Cintas Corporation

– Mitch Morgan, VP, Inclusion & Diversity Manager Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Fifth Third Bank


9 – 10:25 am: Welcome and Keynote Address

10:30 – 11:45 am: Leaders in Diversity Panel and Q & A

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch at Shriver Heritage Room and Round Table Think Tank


IU McKinney Summer Law and Leadership Academy

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law presents the Summer Law & Leadership Academy!

WHAT: The Summer Law & Leadership Academy is a FREE one-week experience designed to introduce current undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to law school and various careers that they may pursue with a law degree. If you are selected for the Law & Leadership Academy, you will learn about hot topics in the law and strengthen your academic skills. The Summer Law & Leadership Academy will include:

Introduction to the Criminal Process
Legal Skills & Writing
Hot Topics in the Legal Field
Networking Opportunities
Guest Speakers & Field Trips
Career Options in the Law
Mock Trial and more!
WHO: Current undergraduate students who have completed at least 32 credits and have a minimum 2.50 GPA. People who have graduated from college are not eligible to apply.

WHEN: June 3-9, 2018

WHERE: IU McKinney School of Law
Inlow Hall
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

If you are accepted into the program and reside outside the greater Indianapolis area, we will work with you to find housing at a reduced rate.

REGISTRATION: Complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation from a college professor or advisor and an unofficial copy of your college transcript by April 20, 2018.
For more information, view the attached brochure and visit:


Contact Julie Smith, Assistant Dean of Student Recruitment, at js216@iupui.edu.


LSAT prep course scholarship

The Randall T. Shepard Fund for Diversity in the Legal Profession with an endowment hosted by the Indiana Bar Foundation seeks to encourage minority, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged students who want to become lawyers. To alleviate the financial burden, eligible students can visit https://mycourts.wufoo.com/forms/randall-t-shepard-lsat-program/ for an opportunity to receive a copy of Kaplan: LSAT Unlocked with online access at no cost to them. Since there is a limited supply of books, receiving a book is not guaranteed.
In addition, students may apply for a $500 partial scholarship towards an LSAT prep course. Students can visit the link above to apply and submit a separate essay (as outlined on the website).
The eligibility requirements for both initiatives are as follows:
Eligibility (must be all of the following)
-Indiana residents, graduates (or current student) from an Indiana college, or graduates (in the last five years) from an Indiana high school attending college out of state
-Intending to take the LSAT on or after September 2017 but before May 2018
-Minority, low-income, OR Educationally Disadvantaged persons with financial difficulty purchasing LSAT materials
-Interested in applying to law school in Indiana
Please contact ICLEO@courts.in.gov with any questions. The deadline is April 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

PLUS Program at University of Akron Law

Freshmen and Sophomores interested in law school: consider applying to the PLUS Program through Akron Law! The PLUS program is a 4-week residential summer program at University of Akron Law school. This awesome opportunity allows undergraduate students to experience law school courses, learn more about law school applications, explore different careers in law, and gain the confidence to go to law school.

Check out the website for more details and to apply.

Miami University Ohio Innocence Project

The Ohio Innocence Project-ungraduate (OIP-u) is the undergraduate branch of the Ohio Innocence Project. It currently extends to 7 undergraduate institutions including Ohio State, Xavier, University of Cincinnati and a few others. The goal is to raise awareness about the Innocence Project and the prevalence of wrongful convictions. OIP-u works closely with the Innocence Project to raise money for the non-profit organization. Their goal is gain a better understanding of how the legal system works and the impact it has on those who are sentenced to prison for a crime they did not commit. Ohio has currently exonerated 25 people and are working on new cases every day. OIP-u is here to spread the word and make sure that justice is served. 

On February 22nd Ohio exoneree Dean Gillispie is coming to speak at Miami. It will be at 6:30 in Kreger 319. Dean was wrongfully convicted of rape, kidnapping and aggravated robbery. He served 20 years in prison and was finally exonerated in 2011. His story, like so many others, needs to be heard in order to understand the weight of what it is we are fighting against. OIP-u would like to invite you to come here his story and if you are moved what he says, to come join their cause. 

CLEO Update

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has some exciting programs for pre-law students coming up! The programs are:

Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) – Our flagship program, the PLSI is an intensive, summer boot camp prior to starting law school.  Students study as if they are in the first year of law school, undertaking substantive courses as well as research and writing courses.  This year the Pre-Law Summer Institute will be held at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 10 – July 7.  There is a mandatory online course from May 24 – June 8. Students should visit the following link to register for the 2018 Pre-Law Summer Institute:  https://cleoinc.org/programs/pre-law-summer-institute
CLEO Legally Inspired Cohort (CLIC) is CLEO’s latest program to help diverse students gain access to the legal profession. A highly competitive program, only 20 students will be chosen to start law school in the fall of 2018 at one of four partner law schools.  Each group of five CLIC Scholars will:

  • Attend the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute
  • Enroll in one of the partner law schools as a CLIC Scholar
  • Work together throughout law school
  • Receive financial, academic and professional development support

For more information and to register, please visit: https://cleoinc.org/clic

An alternative to the Pre-Law Summer Institute is 1L Prep – Attitude Is Essential (AIE). Students must be prepared before the first day of classes to earn grades that will bolster their class ranking and that will impress potential employers. For less than the cost of a law school textbook ($100), students can give their legal education and legal career a boost. AIE will be held in five locations around the country. Students can find out more at this link: https://cleoinc.org/aie