The School of Law is situated close to the Canadian border with the major business center of Toronto only two hours away. We have a strong network of alumni based in Buffalo and in Ontario who engage in cross-border legal practice. These lawyers engage in the full range of cross-border work, including trade, tax, immigration, business transactions, and related areas that take them across the border regularly. The Cross-Border Legal Studies Concentration capitalizes on our location and our linkages on both sides of the border. We engage with cross-border legal issues both in action and in the classroom to impart skills that students can then apply to cross-border work anywhere in the world.
Director: Prof. Meredith Kolsky Lewis
Students who declare their intent to complete the Cross-Border Legal Studies Concentration will be paired with an attorney mentor.
The Cross-Border Legal Studies Concentration requires 16 course credits. There is one required course, the 4 credit Cross-Border Legal Studies capstone experiential course, in which students will work with practitioners on a range of cross-border legal issues. The capstone course will generally be taken in students’ final year of law school. In addition, students must take 12 credits from the below list of eligible courses.
Eligible Courses (not all courses offered every year)