UBaltimore gets $1M grant for diversity program

The University of Baltimore School of Law has received a $1 million gift, which will go towards the Baltimore Scholars program. The program enhances diversity within legal education by partnering with four historically black undergraduate colleges in the area to help recent graduates attend law school.

The program has two parts: a two-week “boot camp,” and LSAT prep. The boot camp is a two-week taste of law school. Students take classes, read cases, visit law firms and talk to people studying and/or working in law. Although students in the Baltimore Scholars program can attend any law school, participants that meet certain academic standards are awarded a full three-year scholarship to the University of Baltimore School of Law.

The donor, alumnus Peter Angelos, is a trial lawyer and the owner of the Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles.  The program will be renamed the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, named after his sister who is also an alumna.