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BOOTCAMP

Baltimore Scholars attend BOOT CAMP to learn how to succeed in law school.

The 8 Baltimore Scholars attend a two-week residential boot-camp at the UB School of Law in January.  You get exposure to LSAT preparation, the law student experience and the work of practicing attorneys. Program fees and expenses are covered by the Fannie Angelos Program.

Bootcamp

  1. You complete a writing assignment that culminates in an article worthy of publication in the Maryland legal publication, The Daily Record.
  2. You are assigned a University of Baltimore School of Law faculty advisor who works with you through LSAT preparation and the law school admission process.
  3. You meet your Black Law Student Association (BLSA) student mentor who supports you through LSAT preparation and the law school admission process.
  4. You participate in relationship and team building experiences with fellow Scholars as well as field trips to help you better understand law career options.
  5. When you return to your home campus, you participate and earn 3 academic credits for the 16 week Law School Preparation class offered during the spring semester. 
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Program Requirements:

Time requirements for the bootcamp and the LSAT review course are extremely rigorous. If you cannot commit to the hours described in Section 3 of the application requirements, you should not apply for this Program.

  1. The requirement for the full tuition scholarship is a 3.5 cumulative gpa and a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score of at least 152.   You must either currently have a 3.5 cumulative gpa or explain why you expect to have a 3.5 cumulative gpa when you graduate.  Academic work from all colleges and universities attended are used to calculate your cumulative gpa. 
  2. You must commit both to taking the June LSAT and applying to law school.
  3. The single most important factor for succeeding in the program is having sufficient time to do all that is required. You will need to be available for the full two-week January boot-camp.
  4. You will need to be able to attend EVERY LSAT review class. Classes meet two evenings a week from 6:15 – 9:45PM during the spring semester.  Practice tests are given most Saturdays, for 3.5 hours. (campus lsat class schedules)
  5. There will be several additional mandatory meetings during the Spring.
  6. You will need to spend between 15-20 additional hours each week doing LSAT preparation independently.
  7. During the period between the end of your final exams and the June LSAT, you will need to spend 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week, on LSAT preparation.

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