The University of Baltimore School of Law announced Wednesday the largest private donation in the university’s history, which will be used to build a new law building.
Peter Angelos, a noted plaintiffs lawyer and UB alumni, pledged $5 million for a new $107 million facility. The State of Maryland will contribute the bulk of the cost, paying $92 million.
UB Law School Dean Phil Closius says the Angelos gift went a long way in helping to secure the state funds. “We approached Mr. Angelos as we began our process with the state,” Closius explains. “It was nice to go to the state and essentially say we have already gotten a significant donation when we were asking for additional funding.”
”There’s no doubt in our minds that without this kind of gift, we wouldn’t have gotten the building,” Closius says.
The existing law building was named after Angelos' parents after an earlier gift in 1991. The new building will retain its current name, the John and Frances Angelos Law Center.