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.
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 School of Law students. Membership provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in environmental legal discourse and hone their management, organizational, research and editing skills.
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
The annual Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal publishes articles pertaining to intellectual property. As technology becomes increasingly important in today's world, BIPLJ publishes articles that address the legal issues of intellectual property, and serve as an academic resource to the Western New York legal community.
The Buffalo Law Review, published since 1951, publishes 5 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 Bluebook exam, and casenote scores. Admission for the remaining 8 to 12 seats is based solely on a combination of casenote and Bluebook exam scores. Members may also be added from students transferring to the School of Law, based on casenote and Bluebook exam scores.
Editor-in-Chief: Josh Mertzlufft
Executive Editor: Andrew B. Plewinski
Executive Publication Editors: Mary E. Aldridge, Christian A. Cassara, John T. Murray, Adelina E. Simpson
Managing Editor: Alexander D. Vilardo
Head Note & Comment Editor: Martha M. Pigott
Business Editor: Emma M. Savino
Contact Us: Room 605, O'Brian Hall, 716-645-2059, Website
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.