The Advocacy Institute

The Advocacy Institute gives law students the opportunity to develop and practice their advocacy skills through the guidance of distinguished members of the local bar and bench.

Launched in 2014, the Advocacy Institute is dedicated to helping students cultivate the skills, discipline, and ethics necessary to become creative and principled litigators. The Institute serves as host to the law school’s programs in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Mediation. These programs provide students with training from leading judges, trial attorneys, and faculty. The dedication of these practitioners and scholars enables our students to develop the litigation skills necessary to successfully advocate on behalf of their future clients. The Advocacy Institute also seeks to provide new opportunities for our students to apply their first-rate doctrinal and theoretical education to the practice of law. The Advocacy Institute’s National Advisory Board, comprised of nationally recognized practitioners and jurists, provides guidance and counsel to the Institute’s Director as to how to develop, enhance, and expand the Institute’s programs.

The Advocacy Institute depends on the generosity of alumni and friends of the University at Buffalo School of Law for its existence and growth. To become involved in our mission, please contact: law-advocacy@buffalo.edu. Thank you for your support.