Law School Directory

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

Dean's Office

Contact: Room 319, O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2052, law-deans@buffalo.edu

Academic Programs & Services

Information For

Students

  • Requirements for degree completion (see Sara Zeitler first)
  • Information on Independent Study, taking courses in other Departments at UB (see Sara Zeitler first)
  • Academic Integrity Policy
  • Examination Policies and Procedures (see Sara Zeitler first)

Faculty & Staff

  • Hiring and oversight of adjunct faculty
  • Consultation on sabbatical requests
  • Teaching assignments
  • Curriculum and staffing, including concentrations, dual degree programs, etc.
  • Code of Student Conduct, Academic dishonesty - (see Bernadette Gargano first)
  • Agendas and minutes of faculty and P & T Committee meetings
  • Scheduling, exam or other problems - (see Sara Zeitler first)

Administration & Resource Management

Contact: 317 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2093

Information For

Students

  • Facilities issues
  • Liaison to University Facilities
  • Scheduling classrooms for meetings & social events
  • Scheduling Cellino & Barnes Conference Center

Faculty & Staff

  • Administration, hiring and staffing
  • Budget matters
  • Classroom and facilities issues
  • Funding & purchase requests
  • Payroll questions (see Jennifer Reitano)
  • Office assignments
  • Liaison to University Facilities
  • Work orders for building maintenance, cleaning and moving
  • Student and employee time sheets
  • Personnel and payroll documents
  • Scheduling classrooms for meetings & social events (see Jessica Reigelman or Brezetta Steverson)
  • Scheduling Cellino & Barnes Conference Center (see Jessica Reigelman)
  • Issue temporary parking permits

Admissions

Contact: 309 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2907, law-admissions@buffalo.edu. See also: Admissions

Information For

Students, Faculty & Staff

  • Requests for information pertaining to the admission process
  • Coordination of student visits to the School of Law
  • Admission statistics

Advocacy Institute

Trial Advocacy

Moot Courts

Mediation

Information For

Students

  • Questions regarding participation in trial advocacy, moot courts, mediation
  • Scheduling student events, travel, competitions (see Amy Atkinson)

Alumni Affairs

Contact: 312 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2107, law-alumni@buffalo.edu. See also: Alumni Affairs

Information For

Faculty & Staff

  • RSVP to alumni events
  • Alumni event planning
  • Reunions & special events
  • Alumni Association boards

Audio Visual & Information Technology Services

Contact: 535 O’Brian Hall (in the Law Library), 716-645-7393 (IT)/716-645-2045 (AV), Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu

Information For

Students

  • Audio visual and information technology needs
  • Computer laboratory issues (see Lab Assistant)
  • Library based computers
  • Printing to the Law Library printers
  • Email-related problems and questions (liaison to University Services)
  • Video conferencing services

Faculty & Staff

  • General policies, management and services coordination
  • Information technology services and support
  • Audiovisual scheduling and support for classroom instruction, presentations and conferences
  • Advanced video production services
  • Office computing and printing related problems and questions
  • Telephone/data and electrical related problems and questions (liaison to University Services)
  • Travel computing needs
  • Sound system functionality in classrooms
  • Email-related problems and questions (liaison to University Services)

A request for Law AV/IT service can be made one of three ways:

  1. Call 645-7393
  2. Email Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu
  3. Submit a request via Law IT's Ticket Support Center

Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy

Contact: 511 O’Brian, 716-645-2102, baldyctr@buffalo.edu, Website

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

Career Services

Contact: 608 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2056, law-careers@buffalo.edu. See also: Career Services & Professional Development

Information For

Students

  • Job postings
  • Self-assessment resources
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Career Counseling; coaching and strategy development
  • On and off campus interview programs
  • Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship applications and OSCAR
  • Access and passwords to online databases
  • Lists of national job fairs, conferences and writing competitions
  • Career and professional development lending library
  • Questions about estimated class rank policy
  • Employment data collection, including student employment preference surveys, summer employment forms and graduate employment forms
  • Collaboration with student groups on career speaker panels
  • Connect with alumni for career assistance and networking
  • Request reciprocity with other school's Career Services Office

Faculty & Staff

  • Post research assistant positions or other needs for student workers
  • Postings for students, new grads or experienced grads
  • Pass on resources, websites, articles, books, blogs journals, research or other materials regarding career issues
  • Pass on information on potential employers
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP)
  • Information on where students are working, either in the summer or after graduation
  • Employment statistics
  • Support and collaboration when bringing career-related guest speakers to the law school to address your class or a wider student audience

Clinical Legal Education

Contact: 507 O’Brian, 716-645-2167, law-clinic@buffalo.edu. See also: Clinical Legal Education

Information For

Students

  • Questions regarding participation in clinics and application deadlines
  • Clinical policies and procedures

Communications Office

Information For

Faculty/Staff

  • Law school publications
  • Marketing materials
  • Press coverage
  • Website content development and posting
  • Digital signage posting
  • Online calendar
  • CLE  programming review and approval

Disability Accommodations

Externships & Judicial Clerkships

  • Melinda Saran, Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives
  • Dawn Skopinski, Externship Program Administrator; Public Interest Coordinator

Information For

Students

  • Questions regarding participation in externships
  • Externship policies and procedures
  • Submission of coursework

Faculty and Staff

  • Referring new potential externship or clerkship placements
  • Questions regarding participation in externships
  • Externship policies and procedures
  • Submission of coursework

Faculty Assistants

Information For

Students

  • Assignment sheets
  • Obtaining force slips for courses - that are by permission of the instructor
  • Scheduling appointments with faculty
  • Viewing graded examinations and assignments
  • Questions regarding course materials

Faculty & Staff

  • First resource for questions and issues
  • Word-processing and course support
  • Email, non-IT computer support
  • Travel support and reimbursement
  • Office needs and posting mail
  • Staffing and work flow (see Rebecca Donoghue)

Faculty Research

See also: Faculty and Research

  • Guyora Binder, SUNY Distinguished Professor; Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development

International and Graduate Programs, and Visiting Scholars

  • Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Professor; Director of the Cross-Border Legal Studies Center; Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs
  • Johanna Oreskovic, Lecturer; Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Student Support

information for

Students

  • Questions regarding exchange programs (see Johanna Oreskovic)
  • Questions regarding applying to LL.M. programs (see also Admissions)
  • Advise LL.M. and international students (see Johanna Oreskovic)
    • Course selection
    • Examination requirements
    • Coursework in LL.M. colloquium
    • Optional practical training
    • Housing issues
    • Personal counseling
    • Job placement assistance
    • Immigration requirements

Faculty & Staff

  • Advise J.D. students on LL.M. program requirements (see Johanna Oreskovic)
  • Advise LL.M. students on (see Johanna Oreskovic):
    • Course selection
    • Immigration requirements
    • Eexamination requirements
    • Housing issues
    • Personal counseling
    • Coursework in the LL.M. colloquium
    • Job placement assistance
    • Optional practical training
  • Faculty participation in recruitment travel for two-year J.D. and LL.M. programs (see Meredith Lewis)
  • Advise on how to invite visiting scholar and obtain Visa for same (see Meredith Lewis)

Law Library Services

Contact: 2nd Floor O’Brian, asklaw@buffalo.edu. See also: Charles B. Sears Law Library
Reference Desk:  645-2047 / Circulation Desk: 645-6765 / Koren Center: 645-2045

  • Elizabeth Adelman, Teaching Faculty; Director & Vice Dean for Legal Information Services, Law Library

information for

Students

  • General library policies and requests
  • Checking out and renewing books
  • Classroom reservations (Law Library classrooms only)
  • Course reserves
  • Library classroom and facilities issues
  • General library policies and requests
  • Interlibrary loan requests
  • Koren Center audiovisual and micrographic materials collection services and circulation
  • Law archives & library displays
  • Ordering books, periodicals, and other services (print and online)
  • Passport services
  • Reference and information services policies
  • Reference & research services
  • Student Services
  • Study Carrels & group study rooms
  • Tablet and e-reader support

Faculty & Staff

  • Reserve materials
  • Reference desk

Notary Services

Philanthropy and Engagement

Contact: 408 O'Brian Hall, 716-645-2109, law-development@buffalo.edu. See also: Make a Gift

Records, Registration, & Financial Aid

Contact: 304 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2060, law-records@buffalo.edu. See also: Records, Registration, & Financial Aid

Information For

Students

  • Information regarding courses, descriptions, course details and academic calendar
  • Questions regarding grades
  • Questions about exam software; pickup or drop off exams; rescheduling exams
  • Transcript questions
  • Financial aid concerns/questions and student scholarships
  • Advise students on degree requirements and Academic Policies and Procedures
  • Questions regarding independent studies

Faculty & Staff

  • Information regarding scheduling courses, descriptions, course details and academic calendar
  • Request room change for scheduled course
  • Request room for make-up class or meeting
  • Submission of grades
  • Advise students on degree requirements
  • Financial aid concerns and student scholarships
  • Submit final exam information or answer questions about exam software; Pickup or drop off exams
  • Information for reporting (teaching history, enrollment history, special projects)
  • Retrieve data on students (transcripts, access to student file, etc.)

Student Life

Provides educational, social and leadership development oriented c-curricular programs and activities to enhance student learning. Provides assistance and strategic support to student groups and journals.

Information For

Students

  • Assist student groups with events and programs
  • Provides advisement for student groups
  • Assists student groups with event planning (see Amy Atkinson)
  • Advices groups on picking a date for an event
  • Swipe card access to student group offices
  • Law student orientation

Faculty & Staff

  • Organizes and conducts law student orientation
  • Manages the Discover Law Scholars Program and 3+3 Partnerships

Student Services

Provides academic support, guidance and prepares law students for their legal profession. Provides assistance dealing with stress during law school. 

Contact: 314 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-6223, law-studentaffairs@buffalo.edu

Information For

Students

  • Academic advisement and support: course selection and registration, degree requirements, bar requirements, concerns regarding workload or course requirements
  • Dual degree student advisement
  • Advisement on personal issues- may refer as necessary
  • Academic dishonesty and violations of code of conduct
  • Questions regarding Policies and Procedures
  • Character and fitness advisement
  • Questions regarding bar exam process and statistics

Faculty & Staff

  • Referral of students who may be having personal or academic issues
  • Academic dishonesty and other violations of the Code of Conduct
  • Referral of students who have attendance issues

Internal Communications Listservs

Faculty & Staff