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The Buffalo Law Experience

From legal competitions to our 125 anniversary celebration, SUNY Buffalo Law School has much to offer students, faculty and the community. Below are some recent highlights.


Twenty-two teams from law schools across the country came to Buffalo on March 28 to compete in the 17th Annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition organized by SUNY Buffalo Law School.


Teams from SUNY Buffalo Law repeatedly distinguished themselves once again, and in at least three different cases, reaching all the way to the semi-final round.


For three days, during a record-cold Buffalo February, teams from more than a dozen law schools from across the United States gathered at the Erie County Courthouse for the 42nd annual Albert R. Mugel National Tax Law Competition.


SUNY Buffalo Law School students are packing their bags as they prepare for three January courses to be held outside of Buffalo – two of them outside the United States.


The flight is long, the food is unfamiliar, the language can be tricky. But for four law students who spent the summer working abroad, the experience of an international legal internship will stay with them forever.


It’s said 25 years is the silver anniversary, but as members and friends of the Buffalo Law Review gathered for their 25th annual dinner, the feelings were pure gold.


Thomas E. Black Jr. speaks to his classmates. “Give back to the school that made it possible for you to achieve your accomplished status. Lay the foundation that will give others the same opportunities.”

The real-world value of diversity and the challenge of lifelong learning were the dual themes of the Law School’s Students of Color 25th Anniversary Dinner.
The Law School’s OUTLaw student organization gathered to celebrate a year of solidarity and accomplishment, and to take stock of what some called “the next hurdle for gay families in New York State.”
Three SUNY Buffalo Law students made good use of their passports this summer, as they flew off to work at legal internships in Europe and Central and South America.

Law School practicum is putting students’ legal skills to use on behalf of an underserved group of clients: federal offenders who are completing their sentences and finding their way in life after prison.


Professor Chiesa has big plans for the Buffalo Criminal Law Center, the Law School’s platform for in-depth study of U.S., international and comparative criminal law.


Students in the New York City Program get to spend a semester in Manhattan to learn from professors and practitioners about the world of law and finance.