Dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal field.
The University of Baltimore School of Law has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, in the broadest sense, and has been recognized as a leader in diversity through its establishment of an innovative pipeline program, the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence. The LCDO is committed to providing a supportive and collaborative environment that enhances the law school experience, as well as maximizing career opportunities, for all UB Law students, including students who self-identify as diverse based on gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ethnicity, religion, and/or disability.
Many legal organizations and legal employers have broad diversity initiatives and sponsor diversity events for law students, which the LCDO identifies and promotes to our law students, including diversity scholarships, fellowships, internships, and job fairs. The LCDO encourages all students who are interested in the various diversity scholarships and internships to apply, and to attend events and programming offered throughout the academic year. Our diverse student organizations also play a pivotal role in providing strong social networks, as well as welcoming and supportive environments for our diverse student body. The LCDO works closely with, and supports, these student groups in their efforts to offer and promote programming and connect with the larger legal community.
Examples of recent diversity opportunities available to University of Baltimore School of Law students include:
+ Diverse Bar Associations and Organizations
Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc.
Hispanic National Bar Association
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Inc.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Monumental City Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Bar Association
National Black Prosecutors Association
National LGBT Bar Association
+ Diversity Fellowships and Scholarships
Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Ballard Spahr-Under Armour 1L Diversity Fellowship
Cole Schotz Diversity Scholarship
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars
NAACP Office of General Counsel Summer Law Fellow Program
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Nelson Mullins Diversity Scholarship
PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program
+ Diversity Job Fairs
Boston Lawyers Group
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (Kansas City, Missouri)
Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Symposium and Job Fair
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention
National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair
National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference (aka Lavender Law Conference)
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
Vault MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair
+ Judicial Internships for Diverse Students
+ Legal Internships for Diverse Students
AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program
Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity Legal Internship Program
Montgomery County Summer Scholars Pipeline Program
Morgan Stanley Summer Diversity Program Opportunity for First Year Law Students
Maryland Office of the Attorney General’s Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Law Clerkship