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Law Journals

The School of Law’s wide array of scholarly law journals provides students with the opportunity to develop research and writing skills and make important contributions to legal scholarship.

Student-Run Law Journals

Buffalo Environmental Law Journal

The Buffalo Environmental Law Journal publishes high-quality articles that analyze legal environmental issues, including those surrounding climate change, energy, natural resources management, land use and pollution. BELJ publishes articles written by practitioners, professors and students, and is entirely edited by SUNY Buffalo Law students. Membership provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in environmental legal discourse and hone their management, organizational, research and editing skills.

Editor-in-Chief: Raj Obilisundar
Managing Editor: Dustin Green
Articles Editor: Christopher Sasiadek
Executive Editor:
Michael Borrello
Publication Editor:
Cortney Frank
Business Editor:
Andrea DiNatale

Room 404, O'Brian Hall, North Campus, Amherst, New York, 14260-1100
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Buffalo Human Rights Law Review

The Buffalo Human Rights Law Review is published annually. BHRLR focuses on issues of human rights, including topics that apply an interdisciplinary approach. The Review promotes the global development and practical application of human rights law.

Editor-in-Chief: Marc Smith
Executive Editor:
Tori Hahn
Managing Editor: Cara Cox
Executive Publications Editors: Ibrahim Tariq & Maggie Duggan
Articles Editors: Julia Purdy & Priya Mathon

Faculty Adviser: Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew

Contact: Room 604, O'Brian Hall
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Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal

The annual Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal  publishes articles pertaining to intellectual property. As technology becomes increasingly important in today's world, BIPLJ will continue to publish articles addressing the legal issues of intellectual property and serve as an academic resource to the Western New York legal community.

Editor-in-Chief: Ashley Czechowski
Executive Business Editor: Philip C. Barth IV
Executive Articles Editors: Andrew Remley, John T. M. DiMaio, Ph.D., Matthew Paris
Executive Technology Editor: Larry Waters Jr.
Executive Submissions Editor: Danielle Kelly
Executive Publications Editor: Kristen Dombroski

Room: 404, O'Brian Hall
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Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy

The annual Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy publishes significant student and professional contributions to legal literature. BJGLSP publishes works that challenge traditional avenues of legal and academic thought and pursues alternative means of expressing the lives and concerns of men, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons.

Editor-in-Chief: Kaileen Balzano
Managing Editor: Umberto Angilletta
Submissions Editor: Stephanie Rivas
Publications Editor: Amanda Karpovich
Article Managers: Julia Gilgurd and Jessica Maslyn
Recruitment Manager: Katie Wood

Room: 403
Phone: 716-645-3715
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Buffalo Law Review

The Buffalo Law Review, published since 1951, publishes five issues per year, with each issue containing articles from scholars, practitioners and judges. The Law Review also publishes member-written pieces on contemporary legal issues.

The Buffalo Law Review prides itself on maintaining the highest level of integrity and objectivity in its selection process. Admission to the Law Review is open to the entire student body. Every year 28 to 32 new members are selected. The first 20 are selected based on first-year grades, a blue book exam and case-note scores. Admission for the remaining eight to 12 seats is based solely on a combination of case-note and blue book exam scores. Members may also be added from students transferring to the Law School, based on case note and blue book exam scores.

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Staszkiw
Executive Editor: Steven Fisher
Executive Publication Editors: Miles Eckardt, Camille Penncchia, William Rossi, Bridget Steele
Managing Editor: Jessica Maslyn
Head Note & Comment Editor: Chloe Macdonald
Business Editor: Tammy Nguyen

Room: 605
Phone: 716-645-2059
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Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal, published annually, publishes unique scholarly works related to public interest law and policy. Members participate as cite-checkers and associates and in various editorial board positions. Additionally, all members have the opportunity to submit a written work for publication via the Journal's annual student writing competition.

Editor in Chief:  Kathryn Horn
Managing Editor:  Megan Hartl
Submissions Editor:  Mary Smith
Executive Editor:  Patrick Leavy, Alexandra Cusano, Mathew John
Publications Editor: Brandon White

Room: 403
Phone: 716-645-6387
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Faculty-Run Law Journal

Buddhism, Law & Society

Buddhism, Law & Society is the first interdisciplinary academic journal to focus on Buddhist law and the relationship between Buddhism, law, and society. Buddhism and its many social and legal manifestations are a central area of interest for the journal, as are the state’s legal relations to Buddhist actors, institutions and texts.

For general inquiries, please contact Professor Rebecca French at