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“Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Law School alumni whose giving supports student scholarships are true to that ideal.

Scholarship giving makes all the difference for the recipients of that aid – and on a wider level, it helps to build the overall quality of each entering class of students.

William R. Greiner Scholarship Fund

William R. Greiner, who spent 42 years at UB as president, provost and longtime Law School faculty member, died in the Cleveland Clinic on Dec. 19, 2009, due to complications from heart surgery. He was 75.

For those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Professor Greiner, the family has identified three campus programs that held special importance to him: the Center for the Arts, UB athletics and the William R. Greiner Scholarship Fund.

The fund, established in his honor in 2004, supports an endowment for a full-tuition scholarship to the SUNY Buffalo Law School for a meritorious student who exemplifies leadership ability, dedication to public service and commitment to the Western New York community.

Professor Greiner, who joined the law faculty in 1967, rose through the faculty and administrative ranks, culminating with his appointment as UB's 13th president in 1991. He served until 2003, and was named president emeritus by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Make a Contribution to the Scholarship Fund

 Make your gift online or mail your gift to:

University at Buffalo School of Law
Office of Development
408 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Checks should be made out to the William R. Greiner Scholarship Fund.

Virginia A. Leary Memorial Fund for Human Rights

Virginia A. Leary, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the Law School for 19 years, passed away on April 8, 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, where she had lived since retiring in 1995.

The Law School has established the Virginia A. Leary Memorial Fund for Human Rights to honor and memorialize a beloved and revered member of its faculty. Professor Leary was a pioneer in human rights, an outstanding scholar and a dedicated teacher. A committee of Professor Leary's friends and colleagues developed guidelines for the fund, focusing on Law School human rights activities that were important and meaningful to her.

Make a Contribution to the Memorial Fund

Make your gift online or mail your gift to:

University at Buffalo School of Law
Office of Development
408 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Checks should be made out to the Virginia Leary Memorial Fund for Human Rights.

Honorable Samuel L. Green '67 Scholarship Fund

The Law School has established an endowed fund to honor Justice Samuel L. Green '67 and recognize his countless accomplishments as a trailblazing lawyer, jurist, mentor and friend.

After graduating from the Law School in 1967, Justice Green began a groundbreaking legal career in Buffalo, NY, first in private practice with Serotte & Serotte, later renamed Serotte, Hoffman, Hailey & Green when he became partner. In 1973, he was appointed, then elected, a judge on Buffalo City Court, beginning an extraordinary 38-year judicial career. He made history in 1978 when he was elected to the New York State Supreme Court – the first African American outside of New York City to be so elected. He made history again in 1983, when he became the first African American appointed to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester. Justice Green retired from the bench in 2011 as the longest-serving justice in the Fourth Department's history. Justice Green has been honored throughout his career for his many accomplishments, including the 1996 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award – SUNY Buffalo Law School and its Law Alumni Association's highest award. In 2011, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department named Courtroom 1 of the M. Delores Denman Courthouse the "Honorable Samuel L. Green Courtroom" in his honor.

Make a Contribution to the Samuel L. Green '67 Scholarship Fund

Make your gift online or mail your gift to:

University at Buffalo School of Law
Office of Development
408 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260

Checks should be made out to the Hon. Samuel L. Green '67 Scholarship Fund.