Stephen Papia ‘19

Stephen Papia '19

"You will hear a million different ways from fellow students and professors on how to do the readings, case briefs, studying, or note taking. There is no right way or wrong way. Find what works for you and do it."

Hometown: Fredonia, NY

Undergraduate: Niagara University

Major(s), minor(s): Criminology and Criminal Justice, minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and International Studies

Graduate School and Major: MS from Niagara University in Criminal Justice Administration

Legal Interests: Corporate Litigation, Business Law, Criminal Law, Estates, Property

Activities: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Future Advocates In Training, Desmond Moot Court, Phi Alpha Delta

Why did you choose UB School of Law? I grew up in, and live in, WNY and plan to practice here so I felt this school presented the best opportunity to get a quality education while also beginning to grow my network in the Buffalo legal community.

Advice for New Law Students: Find what works for you. You will hear a million different ways from fellow students and professors on how to do the readings, case briefs, studying, or note taking. There is no right way or wrong way. Find what works for you and do it.

Fun Fact: I run a kickball beer league in Buffalo over the summers.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Stephen (scpapia@buffalo.edu).