The University of Baltimore School of Law is pleased to announce the establishment of the Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White Fellowship and its inaugural winner, first-year UB law student Gregory Waterworth.
The Baltimore law firm of Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White has agreed to donate $150,000 to the University of Baltimore School of Law over a 10-year period to fund the fellowship. This is the first fellowship at the law school to support a paid summer position and a subsequent merit scholarship.
Waterworth, a candidate for a J.D. in 2018, will receive a $5,000 stipend for a clerkship at the law firm this summer and a $10,000 scholarship during his 2L year. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Waterworth is currently the 1L representative to the Student Bar Association, a student member of the Faculty Appointments Committee and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He worked as an intern in the Harford County District Court Clerk’s Office last summer.
The law school’s Law Career Development Office solicited 18 applications for the STSW Fellowship from first-year students and reviewed them on the basis of first-semester grade point average and other indicia of academic excellence and professionalism. The pool was narrowed to five students, who were interviewed by the law firm and the law school.
Ronald Weich, dean of the UB School of Law, commended Steven D. Silverman, J.D. ʽ91, a partner at Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White, for his firm’s generous support of UB students.
“The Fellowship will provide a deserving UB law student with both an excellent career opportunity and generous financial assistance,” Weich said. “I hope other law firms will consider this innovative model.”
Waterworth and the STSW Fellowship will be recognized at the law school’s annual awards ceremony on April 10.