Lawyers can fix things. So can law students.

Law students deliver scrolls of signatures from the Buffalo Niagara region to Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club. The signatures are a climate justice pledge requesting that President Obama “lead the world to a universal agreement to cut greenhouse gases.”

You’ll have unique opportunities to make an impact on the community, the nation and the world. That’s in keeping with our conviction that the law can be a force for good in the world, when good people make it happen.

Witness one student’s Pro Bono Scholars Seminar paper on the use of force by Buffalo police. Jillian Nowak explored the problem and its implications for race relations, then made a convincing case for a community policing strategy and a civilian review board.

In an experience with global implications, Professor Jessica Owley took a group of UB School of Law students to Paris as official observers of the historic United Nations Conference on Climate Change. “There’s a lot of science behind climate change,” the professor says, “but there’s a lot of law, too. Law is what will help people fight this problem.”

And closer to home, in our one-of-a-kind New York City Program in Finance and Law, students spend a semester in the heart of New York’s financial district, learning the finer points of the complex financial issues from some of the leading practitioners in the nation.

From Buffalo, the world is yours for the taking – and the helping.