Rankings and Accolades

Unique as a premier public law school, University at Buffalo School of Law is situated on the flagship campus of a world-class research-intensive public university, the largest in the northeastern United States.

It is located in a city densely packed with legal institutions and situated on an international border. We enjoy a worldwide reputation for excellence.

UB grad school programs again ranked among nation’s best
Several UB graduate and professional degree programs have been cited as among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools."

The latest data on a much-talked-about issue in legal education, the amount of education debt carried by new graduates, shows that the University at Buffalo School of Law grads carry less debt than nearly ninety percent of their peers.
SUNY Buffalo Law School has been named to a select list of law schools recognized by National Jurist magazine as delivering top-quality practical training in legal skills.

Law School comes in 5th out of 15 law schools for having the most Super Lawyers for 2015

Unlike other law school rankings that are based on GPAs and LSAT scores, Super Lawyers magazine examines at the quality of lawyers produced by the schools. SUNY Buffalo Law School has 547 alumni listed as Super Lawyers for 2015, beating out such law schools as Cornell, St. John’s and Syracuse.

Faculty Achievements

Stephen Paskey, legal analysis, writing and research lecturer, takes a critical look at how federal immigration judges decide whether to grant refugees’ asylum requests in his article, “Telling Refugee Stories: Trauma, Credibility, and the Adversarial Adjudication of Claims for Asylum.”

Drawing on years of fieldwork and interviews with over 120 conservation scientists from all over the world, Professor Irus Braverman’s new book explores what it means to be captive, what it means to be managed.


In his latest book, Professor Makau Mutua steps back from the day-to-day struggle to extend basic human rights to citizens of countries the world over, and takes a critical look at how the norms of the movement are created in the first place.