In today’s age of technology, everyone and everything has a hashtag. Our formal mission is easily translated to ours …. #UBLawResponds …. Because at the core of our work is that as students, teachers, and an institution we RESPOND to fight fiercely and vigorously for justice.
The student attorneys of #UBLawResponds serve and learn on the front lines for clients. Learning by doing is at the heart of what the School of Law's Clinical Legal Education department does every single day. All our clinics are interactive and hands-on. Our students learn from some of the best clinicians in the country to interact with clients and work on various matters in the courtroom, legislature, agencies, boardroom, and beyond.
Our program’s mission is “delivering access to justice while teaching UB law students to be excellent, ethical, and engaged lawyers.” This mission is more than just words on a page for our team. At the heart of what each and every clinic does is represent the rights of the most vulnerable in our communities who would not otherwise have access to justice.
Our clients include cancer patients receiving treatment, minimum wage workers, women and children affected by intimate partner violence, veterans needing protection of privacy, animals at risk of death in kill shelters, environmental organizations seeking justice, and so many more.
Our students, under the guidance of our skilled faculty and staff, stand up in court, stand before legislatures, or speak to other decisionmakers to fight for the rights of these clients and many more. We not only take seriously our commitment to educate the next generation of social justice, pro bono champions. And we make sure that our students emerge with deep experience in professionalism and modern lawyering skills.
Want to be a part of it – join us!
For more information about our Clinical Legal Education programs, please contact:
Clinical Legal Education Program
University at Buffalo School of Law
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100