The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 reauthorized the Higher Education Act of 1965 and established new institution-based disclosure requirements. The President's Executive Order 13607 (PDF) established principles of excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses and other family members. The ABA Standard 509 also requires specific disclosure requirements by law schools.
The Student Consumer Information regulations require law schools to provide students access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers. It is the School of Law's intention to provide complete and easy access to any information students need that adhere to HEA regulations, the Executive Order 13607, and ABA standards. This site was developed to provide these disclosures in one coherent location. Please follow the links below for information on each of the topics listed.
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The University at Buffalo School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Since 1952, the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as the recognized national agency for the accreditation of professional schools of law.
Further information as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association may be obtained from the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. They can be reached at:
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
We maintain a low students to faculty ratio. Many of our faculty members are nationally prominent and hold advanced degrees in the social sciences and other disciplines, in addition to their law degrees. Their scholarship is published widely, and they bring a wealth of practice and policy experience to the School of Law.
The School of Law's innovative January "bridge courses," taught by accomplished practitioners, offer an inside view of real life lawyering.
With over 11,000 loyal alumni, the School of Law's alumni community is a network of engaged citizens whose connections only deepen upon graduating.