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Beyond the Classroom

New York City Program on Finance & Law

Our unique New York City Program in Finance and Law prepares you for work and engagement in the world.

Taking advantage of easy access to New York City, SUNY Buffalo Law students, including those in the joint J.D./MBA program and the Advanced Standing Two-Year J.D. program, can spend a semester living in New York while studying finance and law. Courses are taught by professors from the Law School. Students also benefit from presentations and case studies by SUNY Buffalo Law School alumni and other practitioners from major firms and corporations. In addition, students participate in semester-long team projects, working with executives from top financial institutions and law firms.

Faculty & Classes

Faculty for the program is drawn primarily from SUNY Buffalo Law School, with assistance from other schools. The Law School's Finance Transactions faculty, in consultation with the School of Management, has developed the innovative course curriculum.

Classes are taught in weekly modules that focus on different topics within finance and law, often specific areas of practice. Each week, well-known practitioners (many of whom are Law School graduates) join the class to lend the benefits of their experience in and specific knowledge of the field.

Team Projects

Students are divided into five teams to work on semester-long projects sponsored by law firms and financial institutions. Each team receives instruction and feedback from its sponsor in person, by teleconference and/or email, and each team produces a substantial product.

Practitioner Faculty & Mentors

The program takes full advantage of its location in New York City. In numerous lectures throughout the semester, leaders from government, civil society, academia and the private sector speak to the students about international finance or world affairs more generally.