A May 18 Baltimore Sun story, “The unique roads of Baltimore college graduates,” highlights the experience of Herman Brown, a Morgan State University student who will begin as a 1L at UB in the fall.
Brown is a 2015 Baltimore Scholar in the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, a partnership among the UB School of Law, Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the Princeton Review.
The program, which each year accepts eight Baltimore Scholars from the state’s HBCUs, prepares the students to pass the LSAT and to excel once they begin their formal legal education. It also aims to increase diversity in the legal profession.
Brown, 22, will graduate from Morgan this Saturday with a major in political science and a 3.87 GPA, according to The Sun. He served as president of Morgan’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society, and also was an intern at the Nimitz Library at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Brown told The Sun that he had been accepted by five law schools — at UB, Howard, American, Rutgers and Villanova — and chose the University of Baltimore School of Law after receiving a full scholarship.
Baltimore Scholars receive a full scholarship to UB if they successfully complete the program, maintain a minimum cumulative 3.50 undergraduate GPA, score 152 or higher on the LSAT and are admitted to the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Brown is already thinking ahead.
“I want to be able to come back to my community and help people that don’t have a voice and advocate for them,” said Brown, who graduated from high school in Salisbury. “It’ll give me a good opportunity to come back to communities like mine and be a model for the youth.”