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2/13/19
The 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference was the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as the Katowice Climate Change Conference. A delegation of 10 students (and 1 professor) from UB School of Law observed the climate change negotiations at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. They represented the State University of New York and worked with Islands First .
2/7/19
It costs a lot to become a lawyer. On average, public law schools charge between $26,000 and $40,000 a year, depending on whether you’re paying in-state or out-of-state tuition. Private schools average around $43,000 but can go as high as $65,000+. So your tuition and fees can run well into six figures over the course of a three-year JD.
1/31/19
One could think of worse predicaments than gaining acceptance to multiple law schools and feeling conflicted over competing scholarship offers. (Congratulations, by the way! This is an incredible problem to have.)
1/31/19
The JD/MBA is one of the most popular JD dual-degree programs, and that is not a coincidence. The benefits and skills one can gain from this degree combination can bridge the gap between two different but related disciplines. In this post, I explore three compelling reasons to consider a JD/MBA.
12/14/18
“We want to work in both directions – to build concerns about ethics, fairness and accountability into the tools as they’re developed, and to think about ways to regulate the tools after they’re built. I’m learning from my colleagues in computer science and other technology disciplines about how these systems work and how the law can respond in a way that preserves fairness and accountability.” - Jonathan Manes, assistant clinical professor of law and director of UB Law’s Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic
12/28/18
Maybe not surprisingly, the essay portion of the bar exam (MEEs) are where most people fail. Under pressure of the exam, test takers tend to make one of these three mistakes:
1/8/19
“There‘s never been a formal pathway for someone to enter sports law,” said Helen “Nellie” Drew in an interview with Buffalo Law Journal.
12/17/18
The holiday season may be a time for giving, but it’s also a time for lawyers to assert rights over things the average person might think should be free to all to use.
12/11/18
More than thirty law schools are now accepting the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), in addition to the traditional Law School Admission Test (LSAT), for admission to their JD programs.
12/10/18
With everything you need to submit for law school -- you shouldn’t let your resume fall through the cracks. How can you be sure your law school resume highlights your best attributes?
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