H.R.1970 - To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the establishment of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 06/19/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/22/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1970 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/19/1997)
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program to provide low-income, minority, and disadvantaged college students with information, preparation, and financial assistance to gain access to and complete law school study.
Authorizes the Secretary to contract with, or make a grant to, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, for at least a five-year period, to deliver specified services under such program, directly and through subgrants and subcontracts.
Directs the Secretary to establish annually the maximum stipend to be paid to Thurgood Marshall Fellows for the period of prelaw preparation in summer institutes and midyear seminar prior to and during the period of law school study.
Sets forth the maximum amount of grants for such program services for any fiscal year.