School of Law Admissions Blog

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You’ve secured recommendation letters, wrote the perfect personal statement, submitted your application, and anxiously awaited a decision. Now, the moment has finally arrived. You’re about to start law school! As you embark on this journey, how do you make the best start? Before you dive into 1L classes, you will be introduced to your new school and classmates through an orientation program, and how you navigate these first few days could make all the difference in your law school experience. Want to start on the right foot? Here are a few things to consider to make the most of your law school orientation.
As a law student, letters can mean the world; whether it’s letter grades or letters from loved ones, they are all a huge part of the university experience, but the three most important letters to a law student are G-P-A. Here’s your go-to guide to figuring out that all important grade point average and what it can mean for you as a law student.
Your first couple of years of practice will be filled with many successes and stresses. While your practice area and where you work will impact what challenges you face, for me, many of the most exciting and stressful moments occur in the same place: the courtroom.  
The stress of cramming for the LSAT (or GRE) is behind you, and you survived the intolerably long wait for your score. You‘ve researched schools, requested transcripts, secured recommendation letters, and updated your resume. Now only the dreadful personal statement is preventing you from hitting the submit button.
Recently the University at Buffalo School of Law’s vice dean for admissions, Lindsay Gladney, was featured on the podcast Law You Should Know. Law You Should Know is hosted by Attorney Ken Landau, a UB School of Law alum.
It’s that time of year!  The Spring semester has ended and it’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere.  Students are anxiously awaiting the beginning of Fall classes.  As an incoming international student you’re eager to prepare to make the most of your legal education in the United States.  Did you know there are important items you can tackle now, before you arrive on campus?
If you’re hoping to eventually work in the field of business law, participating in an entrepreneurship law clinic can help you gain some of the in-depth knowledge you need to serve your clients effectively. Below are nine business law issues you are likely to explore if you enroll in an entrepreneurship law clinic.
You’ve made good grades, participated in co-curriculars, and are now ready to take the next step by submitting your application to law school. Make the most of the process and help your law school application stand out by avoiding these five common law school application mistakes.
"RBG has always done her best to paint her adversaries' arguments in the best light, right before she argues forcefully for the opposite position. This does not mean that every argument is worthy of respect— rather, it simply means that we must strive for intellectual honesty, even when it is difficult."
Are you finishing up your first year of law school and considering seeking transfer admission to another law program? Perhaps you were unsuccessful in seeking admission to your top choice program as a first-time applicant, or recently found that your current law school is not an ideal match for your long-term goals. Whatever the case, here are 3 questions to ask before transferring to a new law school.