Gina Piva

Gina Pica '20 helping out with our first-year Orientation.

Gina Piva '20

"Law school is a different animal; respect that this will be a challenging experience. If you need help academically, personally, or with anything else, seek help. It takes a village to raise a soon-to-be-lawyer."

Hometown: Ransomville, New York

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): Niagara County Community College, Humanities and Social Sciences. Transfer to University at Buffalo, major: Legal Studies, minor: Political Science 

Legal Interests: I am interested in family law, but am open to exploring different areas of the law. 

Law school activities: Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Buffalo Public Interest Law Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, Family and Children Law Society, Student Ambassador Program. 

Why did you choose UB School of Law?: The University at Buffalo was a great undergrad experience, so it followed naturally to attend law school here. Considering that I am a local, this allows me to save money on housing costs, and tuition here is very competitive. Also, the School of Law is incredibly respected, and has a great alumni network. 

One piece of advice for accepted students: Law school is a different animal; respect that this will be a challenging experience. In the same respect, if you need help academically, personally, or with anything else, seek help. It takes a village to raise a soon-to-be-lawyer.

Fun fact: I have four cats and I enjoy gardening. 

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Gina (ginapiva@buffalo.edu).