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Beyond the Classroom

Research Centers & Programs

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


Established in 1978, the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary research and teaching at SUNY Buffalo Law and the University at Buffalo as a whole.

The Buffalo Criminal Law Center (BCLC) provides students and scholars with a one-of-a-kind platform for in-depth study of domestic, international and comparative criminal law.

As the focal point for human rights work at SUNY Buffalo Law, the Buffalo Human Rights Center fosters coursework, research, and scholarship in human rights by providing direction and vision to the study and practice of international human rights law.

The Economic Justice Studies Project serves as a resource for scholars interested in giving prominence to inequality and critical theory in law and economics.

The Jaeckle Center focuses on the ways in which law, politics and principles of democratic self-governance intersect at the state and local levels.

Cross-Border Legal Studies Center

The center takes educational advantage of Buffalo’s location on the Canadian border, which creates cross-border legal practices, such as international trade and immigration, in which students can explore in the real world. It integrates Canadian legal issues into the Law School by coordinating its activities with those of research groups, faculty initiatives and student organizations. The center’s directors and staff actively encourage and support Canada-related and comparative Canada-U.S. related research, curricular initiatives and public presentations.

Center for the Study of Business Transactions

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.