The Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence represents a revolutionary approach to meeting the need for a more diverse legal profession.
This effort begins with legal education—and the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence has created a groundbreaking way to make it happen.
Our biggest fundraiser is our annual gala, and we need your support! This year's event is on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Belvedere Hotel, near campus.
Tickets are $200 each. Several sponsorship levels are available: Gold Sponsors, at the $5,000 level, receive a table for 10 guests, a listing in the event program and in social media, acknowledgement at the event, and a listing in the Daily Record ad.
Silver Sponsors, at the $2,500 level, receive a table for 10 guests, a listing in the event program and in social media, and acknowledgement at the event. At the Friend of the Program level, for $500, you will receive two tickets to the event and acknowledgement at the event.
Purchase tickets here. We -- and most importantly, our students -- thank you for your support!
"We are a talent search."
"We do not consider ourselves to be a diversity program," says Prof. Meyerson, director of the Program. "We are a talent search. We have found that if you discover talent and truly level the playing field, diversity will happen."
Michael Higginbotham and Michael Meyerson, the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law and the DLA Piper Professor of Law, respectively, are the co-founders of the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, and are known in the law school as "the two Mikes" for their solidarity in envisioning, creating, and running the Program.
READ the Baltimore Law Fall 2017 issue, featuring a cover story on the Angelos Program.
LISTEN to a feature program on WYPR's On the Record morning show.
DONATE. The program relies on grants and donations to do its work. Please donate online.
The Fannie Angelos Program has built a unique collaboration between the UB School of Law and Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) — Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The result is the most successful diversity program of its kind for legal education. The program was proud to win the ABA's Section of Litigation prestigious Diversity Leadership Award in 2017.
The program prepares HBCU students for admission to law school, and continues to work with them so that they may excel and thrive throughout their legal careers. We provide extensive LSAT preparation, one-on-one academic mentoring, individualized "whole life" support, and career counseling.
"The ABA award underscores the importance of the program in furthering the goal to diversify the legal profession," says Kurt L. Schmoke, president of the University of Baltimore and Baltimore's first elected black mayor. "It has been a joy for me to meet with students who have participated in the program. They will be leaders in their communities and leaders in the profession of law. That can only help to make our country stronger in the future."
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