The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence and UB law student Matthew Bradford were the focus of a July 9 Daily Record story, “Law school pipeline program connects at firm.” (You will need a subscription to read the full article.)
From the story:
“The program includes two parts, the Baltimore Scholars Program and the LSAT Award Program. The Scholars portion gives eight undergraduates the opportunity to experience a two-week ‘boot camp’ immersion into law school life, while the Awards portion covers the majority of a semester-long LSAT preparation course for up to 80 students or graduates, including the eight Scholars.
“Students like Bradford, who complete the Baltimore Scholars Program and are accepted to UB Law with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 and an LSAT score of at least 152, receive a full-tuition scholarship to the law school.”
While the Fannie Angelos program began as a collaboration between the UB School of Law and Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities, its format has changed over time.
“Building on the pipeline concept, we realized it’s not just enough to connect one part of the pipe to another,” DLA Piper Professor of Law and program director Michael Meyerson said.
Meyerson said students need to be connected not just to law schools but also to law firms and the legal community: “Showing that [the students] are top-notch legal professionals and connecting them with law firms is the next major area we’re working on.”
Bradford, who will be a 3L, is a summer associate at Miles & Stockbridge. He is the first student from the Fannie Angelos program to earn a summer spot at the firm.