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Shantele Vinson
2014 Baltimore Scholar

"I strongly believe that obtaining a law degree will afford me the opportunity to help those who deserve to have the best defense counsel possible. "



Undergraduate School:   Coppin State University
Status:  2014 Graduate
Anticipated graduation year: 2014
Undergraduate Major:  Political Science
Hometown:  Joppa, MD


"My background and experience as a United States sailor working 18 hour days has prepared me for the grueling days of being enrolled in the LSAT preparation course. I am president of the International Affairs Club at Coppin State University, and a licensed minister.


  • 2014 University of Baltimore School of Law Scholar
  • President of the International Affairs Club
  • Senator for the class of 2014
  • Member of PI GAMMA MU International Honors Society
  • Coppin State University Eagle Award for highest G.P.A. in Political Science
  • Coppin State University Dean's List, spring 2013 semester
  • President of the Society for Teacher Excellence Club, Baltimore City Community College
  • Award for Service and Academic Excellence, Baltimore City Community College
  • Good Conduct Medal, United States Navy
  • Three Letters of Commendation, United States Navy
  • Twice promoted in rank, United States Navy
  • Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy
  • Award for helping with the creation and development of the school yearbook for 1999, Edmondson-Westside Senior High School
  • Licensed Minister



“My main purpose in pursuing a law degree is to help the disenfranchised and those who can benefit from my expertise as a criminal defense attorney.”

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