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About Our Law School

The Buffalo-Niagara Region

The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.

Our location

The Law School is located on the State University at Buffalo’s North Campus, approximately 11 miles northeast of downtown Buffalo and 19 miles southeast of Niagara Falls, on 1,192 acres of land in suburban Amherst, N.Y.

Within a 500-mile radius of Niagara Falls reside 55 percent of the population of the United States and 62 percent of the population of Canada. Within this area you will find many of the two nations’ major metropolitan areas, among them Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York City and Boston.

The University at Buffalo School of Law is unique as a premier public law school because it is situated on the campus of a world-class research-intensive public university in a city densely packed with legal institutions.

Within downtown Buffalo you will find United States District Court, United States Immigration Court, Buffalo City Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, New York State Supreme Court, Erie County Court, Buffalo City Court, Family Court and Integrated Domestic Violence Court.

We are committed to helping you forge relationships not only with professors, but also with private practioners, public officials at the local, county, state and federal levels, and advocates working in numerous non-governmental organizations in the Buffalo Niagara region and across the state.

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A major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, Buffalo Niagara offers a low cost of living and affordable housing prices. | Read More

Year round outdoor activities
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Buffalo Niagara’s temperate, four-seasons climate sets the scene for year-round outdoor fun from hiking to sailing to skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy America’s first urban park system, the shore and waters of Lake Erie, and nearby Niagara Falls.

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Our cultural scene includes a broad spectrum of art, theater and music. Our riches include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shea’s Performing Arts Center and UB’s Center for the Arts.

Tastes of Buffalo Niagara
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While “Buffalo chicken wings” have put the area on the world’s culinary map, that original delight overshadows a rich landscape of area dining, from fine, upscale restaurants to diverse, ethnic eateries that reflect the cultural mix of Buffalo Niagara.

The sporting life
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A big slice of life in Buffalo Niagara, sports include the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League and the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League—in addition to the UB Bulls, competing in the NCAA’s Division I Mid-American Conference.

Family fun, shopping and nightlife
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Family fun comes in many fascinating forms and surprising spots in Buffalo Niagara. If you want to relax, or shop or party, you can’t beat the boutiques, shops, cafes, spas and hotspots in Buffalo and its suburbs.