Saludos Hispanos

SALUDOS HISPANOS On her way to Capitol Hill, newly elected California Congresswoman Nanette Barragán spent six weeks in the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law back in 2002. “CLEO was instrumental to my success in law school and beyond. The six week summer institute equipped me with the skills necessary to get an edge in law school and obtain coveted externships with the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Attorney's Office. These experiences prepared me to work in a top-notch law firm and was great preparation to my successful run for the United States Congress,” says Barragán. A first generation college graduate, Barragán is one of the many thousands of program participants of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), Inc., the preeminent organization for preparing persons from traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups, low-income, and disadvantaged communities to become successful legal practitioners. The first Latina ever elected to the Hermosa Beach, California, City Council, and the Mayor of the city, she was recently catapulted into the headlines of the media, the legal community, and the nation by her win to Congress. “We are so very proud of her accomplishments and wish her much success,” commented Cassandra Sneed Ogden, CEO of CLEO, Inc. “We are always pleased to see CLEO’s alumni in leadership roles nationally. Our motto, ‘Training tomorrow's lawyers, Preparing tomorrow's leaders’, is more relevant every day.” CLEO Alumna is California Congresswoman