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Clinical Legal Education

Professor Kim Diana Connolly, director of clinical legal education, teaching an Environmental Policy Clinic.

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.

2014-15 Clinics


The Affordable Housing and Community Development Clinic provides transactional legal assistance to community-based nonprofit organizations, small businesses and local developers partnering with nonprofit entities.


The Domestic Violence and Women’s Rights Law & Policy Clinic provides law students with an in-depth look at the myriad ways in which women’s lives are impacted by intimate partner violence, as well as the steps society has taken to address this pervasive problem.


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.


The Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic (HJC) is helping to transform health care through medical-legal partnerships that bring lawyers lawyers and front-line health care providers together to address legal barriers to patient health in the medical setting. In this clinic, students will represent individual patient-clients, collaborate with health care providers, and develop systems-change projects to address population health.


The Immigrants’ Rights and International Human Rights Advocacy Clinic will represent individual and organizational clients in immigration, labor, discrimination practices, human rights, and other matters in both immigration and human rights proceedings.


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 Veterans’ Economic Security Clinic gives law students the opportunity to help veterans by directly represent veterans in landlord tenant court and in consumer debt related matters.