The School of Law is marking its 130th anniversary as a
path-breaking provider of legal education in Western New York and
nationwide. Join us as we recognize the many prominent people
and events that have helped forge our path.
Over a century and a quarter, a long parade of distinguished
teachers have brought both wisdom and knowledge to their students.
Many have riveting life stories – experiences that
intersected with their teaching and scholarship in sometimes
surprising ways. Here are a few of the notable faculty from years
The Edwin F. Jaeckle Award is the highest honor the Law School
and its School of Law Alumni Association can bestow. These men and
women have exemplified the highest ideals of the law school and
been recognized for their significant contributions to the school
and the legal profession.
It has said it repeatedly and emphatically: The University at
Buffalo School of Law must “look like America” by our
supporters and leaders. The goal is simple but never easy –
to identify and recruit academically promising students and
accomplished faculty of color, and to take advantage of the
cultural and academic richness that a diverse population
In the beginning, men dominated the bench and bar. Only with the
advent of the women’s liberation movement in the 1970s did
the law school see more than a handful of women in any one class.
But a look back over 135 years of innovative legal education shows
that accomplished and pioneering women have been the rule, not the
exception, at Buffalo’s School of Law.