Our research centers and programs present law students an
opportunity to observe multiple perspectives on the law.
Founded in 1989, the Canada-United States Legal Studies Centre integrates Canadian legal issues into the Law School by coordinating its activities with those of research groups, faculty initiatives, and student organizations. The Centre's directors and staff actively encourage and support Canada-related and comparative Canada-United States related research, curricula initiatives, and public presentations. Faculty members are encouraged and funded to pursue Canadian perspectives or topics in their research, and to include Canadian speakers to academic events they are organizing. Students interested in Canadian studies or legal practice are given advice and direction.
Cross-border issues have been identified as being of particular interest in the UB 2020 strategic strength on Civic Engagement and Public Policy. The Law School and the Canada-U.S. Legal Studies Centre are integral parts of the development of this strategic strength.
A joint venture of the Law School and the School of Management, the Center for the Study of Business Transactions sponsors courses, research opportunities and distinguished speakers, and encourages collaboration among faculty and graduate students in law and management. The center is dedicated to understanding the realities of the business world by dissecting actual business decisions and examining transactions where law and business intersect.