Former Texas State Bar President Bob Black has gifted $250,000 to the University of Texas at El Paso Law School Preparation Institute.
“I made a 10-year commitment to LSPI because I believe in its mission and am proud of its accomplishments,” Black said. “At their graduation ceremony this summer, I got to meet the young people and their families who have sacrificed to go through the challenging program. They are our future and I am optimistic about our future because these young people are exceptional. We need programs like LSPI to help prepare these future leaders for the challenges ahead. No other university in the country has a program as successful at LSPI, and this brings added distinction to UTEP.”
As state bar president, Black presented a resolution honoring the LSPI in conjunction with a September 2011 meeting of the Bar’s Board of Directors in El Paso. The resolution recognized the LSPI’s efforts and accomplishments in providing educational and practical opportunities for UTEP students interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession. Black, who earned his bachelor’s in history from UTEP in 1977, was named a 2011 Distinguished Alumnus.
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Source: Texas Bar Blog