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.
Our Clinical Legal Education program offers diverse and sophisticated practice opportunities to upper-class and LL.M. students working closely with skilled supervising attorneys. Our clinical offerings involve cutting-edge issues and complex matters in which creativity and innovation play key roles in serving clients effectively. Our clinics empower you to be successful.
Below you are our 2013-14 Clinics. Clinical offerings for the 2014-15 academic year can be found at the Records, Registration, & Financial Aid Office (PDF).
The Administrative & Regulatory Advocacy Clinic works with
non-profit environmental groups to protect the environmental and
ecological resources of the Great Lakes basin. Clinic students gain
practical legal experience in environmental advocacy, client
representation and community-based conservation.
This clinic works with developers to create high-quality housing for low-income families, the elderly, targets of domestic violence and persons with disabilities. In the more than two decades since it was launched, the clinic has leveraged nearly $165 million in public and private funds to create close to 2,000 units of affordable housing in Western New York.
In SUNY Buffalo Law’s newest clinic, students provide limited-scope legal advice to unrepresented consumer debtor-defendants. Students leave with litigation and other consumer advocacy experience helping real people facing heartbreaking financial issues.
The Environmental Law & Policy Clinic focuses on state,
national, and international environmental policy issues that have
direct impact on Western New York as well as national and
international implications. Student attorneys will coordinate
directly with a bi-national task force and perform legal research
regarding Canadian and US Federal Law as well as state, provincial,
and local requirements.
Through this clinic, students in SUNY Buffalo Law School’s dual program in Law and Social Work gain experience in legal service agencies, social service agencies, prosecutor offices, or therapeutic courts such as drug and domestic violence courts.
The increasingly vital craft of conflict resolution is the focus of the Law School’s Mediation Clinic. Working on cases referred by local courts or other mediation agencies, students help resolve disputes in family law, small claims and the community.
The Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic is committed to preventing domestic violence and promoting the legal rights of targets of domestic violence, including women, children, the elderly and same-sex partners. The clinic seeks justice and provides legal resources for people on the margins of our society from Western New York to international venues.
Students and faculty of the clinic seek justice and provide
legal resources for people on the margins of our society, including
the homeless, the impoverished and economically disadvantaged,
immigrants, and the disabled. Students and faculty of the clinic
seek justice and provide legal resources for people on the margins
of our society, including the homeless, the impoverished and
economically disadvantaged, immigrants, and the disabled.
For more information about our Clinical Legal Education programs, please contact:
Clinical Legal Education Program
SUNY Buffalo Law School
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100