Taking advantage of easy access to New York City, SUNY Buffalo
Law students can spend a semester living in New York while studying
finance and law.
Each year, SUNY Buffalo Law School J.D. and J.D./MBA students
are selected to participate in the New York City Program in
Finance and Law. Students live and study in New York for 12
weeks, and receive a full semester's academic credit toward their
degrees. Courses are taught by professors from the Law School and
the School of Management.
Students also benefit from presentations and case studies by 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 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.
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 e-mail, and each team produces a
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