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Department Directory

A listing of the Law School's departments and those individuals working in these departments.

Contact the Law School:
SUNY Buffalo Law School,
John Lord O'Brian Hall, Buffalo,
New York, 14260-1100
716-645-2052, law-deans@buffalo.edu

Dean's Office

  • Makau Mutua, Dean and SUNY Distinguished Professor
  • Luis E. Chiesa, Professor, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
  • James R. Newton, Vice Dean for Administration
  • Kim Diana Connolly, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills
  • Guyora Binder, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development
  • Marlene M. Cook, Vice Dean for Resource Management
  • Rebecca A. Donoghue, Executive Assistant to the Dean
  • Timothy J. Conti, Staff Assistant for the Dean's Office

Contact the Dean's Office:
Room 319
law-deans@buffalo.edu
716-645-2052

Administration & Resource Management

  • Marlene M. Cook, Vice Dean for Resource Management
  • James R. Newton, Vice Dean for Administration
  • Amy Atkinson, Director of Special Events
  • Jennifer Reitano, Administrative Assistant for Resource Management
  • Arlene L. Rizzo, Administrative Assistant for Resource Management
  • Kolleen FischerAssistant to the Vice Deans for Administration and Student Affairs

Admissions Office & Student Life

  • Lillie Wiley-Upshaw, Vice Dean for Admissions and Student Life
  • Lindsay Sutton, Associate Director of Admissions and Student Life
  • Marie D. McLeod, Administrative Assistant for Admissions and Student Life

Contact Admissions:
Room 309
law-admissions@buffalo.edu
716-645-2907

Alumni Relations

  • Ilene R. Fleischmann, Vice Dean for Alumni, Public Relations and Communications, and Executive Director, SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association
  • Lisa M. Mueller, Assistant Dean for Alumni & Communications, Assistant Director, SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association
  • Patricia L. Warrington, Assistant Director of Alumni & Annual Programs
  • Cynthia Watts Rogers, Alumni Database Manager
  • Amy Hypnarowski, Administrative Assistant for Alumni Relations
  • Amy Atkinson, Director of Special Events and Reunions

Contact Alumni Relations:
Room 312
law-alumni@buffalo.edu
716-645-2107

Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy

  • Errol E. Meidinger, Professor, Director, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
  • Laura A. Wirth, Assistant Director, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy

Contact Baldy Center:
Room 511
baldyctr@buffalo.edu
716-645-2102
Visit the Baldy Center Website

Career Services

  • Lisa M. Patterson, Associate Dean for Career Services
  • Marc Davies, Associate Director for Career Services
  • Dawn SkopinskiExternship Program Administrator, Public Interest Coordinator
  • Joanna McKeegan, Assistant Director for Career Services
  • Gale S. Strauss, Recruitment Coordinator
  • Kathleen Devereaux, Career Counselor

Contact the Career Services Office:
Room 608
law-careers@buffalo.edu
716-645-2056

Clinics

  • Kim Diana Connolly, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills
  • Elisa Galloway, Clinical Legal Education Program Paralegal
  • Camille J. Catalano, Faculty Assistant
  • Barbara A. Kennedy, Faculty Assistant
  • Beverley M. Maloney, Faculty Assistant

Contact Clinics Office:
Room 507
716-645-2167
law-clinic@buffalo.edu

Communications & Public Relations

  • Ilene R. Fleischmann, Vice Dean for Alumni, Public Relations and Communications, and Executive Director, SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association
  • Lisa M. Mueller, Assistant Dean for Alumni & Communications, Assistant Director, SUNY Buffalo Law Alumni Association
  • Kristina Lively, Webmaster

Press and Media Contact:
716-645-7347
fleisch@buffalo.edu

Development

  • Karen R. Kaczmarski, Associate Dean for Development, Director of Development
  • Alan S. Carrel, Vice Dean
  • Jeffrey J. Piscitelli, Development Officer
  • Lucille Ann Dadd, Assistant Director of Development (Annual Fund)
  • Jill M. Domagala, Assistant Director of Development Programs
  • Patricia L. Warrington, Assistant Director of Alumni & Annual Programs
  • Anne M. Gaulin, Administrative Assistant for Development

Contact Development Office:
Room 408
law-development@buffalo.edu
716-645-2109

Externships

  • Lisa A. Bauer, Director of Externship Programs
  • Dawn SkopinskiExternship Program Administrator, Public Interest Coordinator

LL.M., Graduate & International Programs

  • Joseph E. Schneider, Director of Post-Professional and International Education

Law IT & AV Services

  • Terrence E. McCormack, Associate Director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library, Manager of Law School Technology, Head of the M. Robert Koren Center for Clinical Legal Education

Law IT:

  • John Christensen, Law School Systems Administrator
  • Tedros Teklzghi, User Support Technician
  • Brandon Tubinis, Computer Lab Manager

Law AV:

  • Anne Marie Swartz, Instructional Support Technologist
  • Nefeli Soteriou, Associate for Instructional Production Services

Law IT Computer Services:
716-645-7393

Audiovisual Services:

716-645-2045

law-it-avservices@buffalo.edu

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Law Library

  • Beth Adelman, Law Library Director, Vice Dean for Legal Information Services

Contact Law Library:
2nd Floor O'Brian Hall
asklaw@buffalo.edu


Reference Desk: 716-645-2047
Circulation: 716-645-6765

Visit the Law Library Website

Records, Registration & Financial Aid

  • BobbyJo LaDelfa, Assistant Dean for Records, Registration & Financial Aid
  • Theresa M. Habberfield, Assistant Director of Records, Registration & Financial Aid
  • Janet Curry, Administrative Assistant for Records, Registration & Financial Aid
  • Brezetta Steverson, Financial Aid Coordinator

Contact Registars Office:
Room 304
law-records@buffalo.edu
716-645-2060

Visit Records, Registration & Financial Aid website

Skills & Special Programming

  • Kim Diana Connolly, Director of Clinical Legal Education, Vice Dean for Legal Skills
  • Philip Halpern, Director of the New York City Program in International Finance & Law
  • Barbara Sherk, Director of Academic Support
  • Chris O'Brien, Co-Director of Trial Advocacy
  • Thomas P. Franczyk, Co-Director of Trial Advocacy
  • George Kannar, Director of Moot Courts
  • Rick Su, Director of Journals
  • Cheryl L. Tubinis, Administrator for Skills and Special Programs

Student Services

  • Melinda R. Saran, Vice Dean for Student Affairs
  • Amy Atkinson, Director of Special Events
  • Kolleen FischerAssistant to the Vice Deans for Administration and Student Affairs

Contact Student Services:
Room 314
law-studentaffairs@buffalo.edu
716-645-6223

Internal Communication Listservs

For questions about these lists, please contact Tim Conti.