Candice Miller knew law school was in her future even before she had decided where she was going to college for her undergraduate studies. But a field trip offered through Eastern Technical High School helped her decide on UB.
A first-generation college student, Candice enrolled in the B.A. in Philosophy, Law and Ethics program and became an honors scholar. Now with her bachelor's degree in hand, Candice is pursuing a J.D. at the UB School of Law.
Candice took advantage of the Law School Early Entry Option and during her senior year, she was able to start taking law classes while still paying undergraduate tuition.
"It's so much easier than people think," she said of the early entry path. "It's really great because you save a whole year of money."
Throughout her time at UB, Candice has appreciated that her professors have been focused on her needs as a student.
"At UB, the teachers care about the students," she said. "They care about you growing as a person and understanding how education in the classroom applies to everyday things in the city."
Candice's decision to come to UB has opened more doors than just the one to law school. During her undergraduate years, Candice took a class that invited students to work alongside and get to know two city-based organizations, Blue Water Baltimore and Living Classrooms.
"I think UB, where it's located, gives the university the ability to pair education with hands-on learning," she said.
Through grant funding from the honors program, Candice also was able to enjoy global field experiences to Belize and Spain—opportunities that gave her a more holistic view of the world.
"I wasn't expecting to come to UB and change my outlook on life," she said. "I was expecting to come to UB to prepare to go to law school, but I think it shaped who I am."