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Beyond the Classroom

From Thailand to New York City, moot court competitions to law journals, SUNY Buffalo Law students have several opportunities to gain legal skills and experiences from outside the classroom.


Whether you know exactly what you want to do with your degree, or whether you want to sample a lot of different practices, the Career Services Office (CSO) at SUNY Buffalo Law School will provide guidance and support throughout your legal career.


Student lawyers work under the supervision of skilled faculty to engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving work in experiential settings.

Externships and Judicial Clerkships provide law students with unique legal and public service experience as they work in a variety of government and non-profit organizations.
SUNY Buffalo Law’s wide array of scholarly law journals provides students with the opportunity to develop research and writing skills and make important contributions to legal scholarship.
Competitions help our students refine their research, writing and oral advocacy skills with the help of faculty, attorneys and judges.
Our unique New York City Program in Finance and Law prepares you for work and engagement in the world.

Our Practicum courses provide immersive learning experiences for law students through in-field work assisting and observing practicing attorneys, followed up with weekly classroom work with a professor, exploring the law and reflecting on the process of becoming an attorney.

Our research centers and programs present law students an opportunity to observe multiple perspectives on the law.