In the news: The Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence

DLA Piper Professor of Law Michael Meyerson, who directs the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, at a 2014 fund-raising gala for the program.

DLA Piper Professor of Law Michael Meyerson, who directs the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, at a 2014 fund-raising gala for the program.

The Dallas Weekly published a May 25 article about the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence. (The story originally appeared in The AFRO.)

“The students who enter this program, they don’t have family who went to law school, they don’t know any Black lawyers except for the ones they see on television,” said Michael Meyerson, DLA Piper Professor of Law, who directs the program. “Ultimately, we want to give people a sense of the possible.”

From the article:

“The program is divided into two parts. The first is the Baltimore Scholars Program, which gives eight junior and senior students a taste of the law school experience through a two-week ‘boot camp’ in January at the UB law school’s campus.

“The students work with university faculty who expose them to LSAT preparation and the law school admission process; they meet with lawyers and judges; complete assignments and visit law firms.

“The second part is a 16-week LSAT preparation course taken by 80 students, including the eight Baltimore Scholars, during the spring semester at their [historically black college or university] campus. The program covers all but $100 of the course, and is designed and taught by the Princeton Review.

“Students who complete the two-part program and are accepted into [the UB School of Law] with a GPA of 3.50 or higher and an LSAT score of at least 152 will receive a full scholarship.”

Click here to learn more about the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence.

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