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Information for Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff Guide (How to get things done)

This is the online version of the printed "Where to Go and Whom to See" guide. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the Dean's Office.

Getting Started at the Law School

Academic Affairs

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs: Luis E. Chiesa

  • 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 Melinda Saran first)
  • Agendas and minutes of faculty and P & T Committee meetings
  • Scheduling, exam or other problems - BobbyJo LaDelfa
  • Co-Directors of the Trial Advocacy Program - Hon. Tim Franczyk and Chris O'Brien
  • Director of Moot Courts - George Kannar

 

Administration & Building

Vice Dean for Administration: James Newton
Vice Dean for Resource Management: Marlene Cook

Admissions & Student Life Office

Vice Dean for Admissions & Student Life: Lillie Wiley-Upshaw

Alumni, Public Relations & Communications

Vice Dean for Alumni, Public Relations & Communications: Ilene R. Fleischmann

Baldy Center

Director of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy: Errol E. Meidinger
Assistant Director of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy: Laura A. Wirth

Career Services

Associate Dean for Career Services: Lisa M. Patterson

Copy Center

Room 503 (9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday)

Dean's Office

Development

Contact Associate Dean and Director of Development: Karen R. Kaczmarski

Faculty Assistants

Visit the Faculty Assistants page.

  • 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

Informational Technology & Audiovisual Services

Manager of Law School Technology, Head of the Koren Center for Clinical Legal Education: Terrence E. McCormack
A request for Law IT service can be made one of three ways:

  1. By calling 645-7393
  2. Email your request to Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu
  3. Submit a service request via Law IT's Ticket Support Center
  • General Policies, Management and Services Coordination: Terrence E. McCormack
  • General Department contact for all AV and IT service requests - Law IT/AVServices@buffalo.edu
  • Information Technology Services and Support - John ChristensenBrandon Tubinis and Tedros Teklzghi
  • Audiovisual scheduling and support for classroom instruction, presentations and conferences (including Cellino & Barnes Conference Room) - Anne Marie Swartz
  • Advanced video production services
  • Website content/updates - Kristina Lively
  • 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)

Law Library Services

Director: Beth Adelman

 

LL.M. and International Programs

Director of Global Strategic Initiatives: Bert Westbrook
Director of Post-Professional and International Education: Joseph E. Schneider

  • Collect LL.M. application materials - Admissions Office
  • Advise J.D. students on LL.M. program requirements - Joseph E. Schneider
  • Advise LL.M. students (selection, immigration requirements, examination requirements, housing issues, personal counseling, coursework in LL.M. colloquium, job placement assistance, optional practical training)
  • Advise on how to invite visiting scholar and obtain Visa for same - Joseph E. Schneider

 

Records & Registration

Assistant Dean for Records and Registration/Registrar: BobbyJo LaDelfa

Student Services

Vice Dean for Student Services: Melinda Saran

  • Student questions, academic and personal issues
  • Disability matters and accommodations
  • Bar exam questions, re-takers
  • Character & Fitness, Bar Admission Applications
  • Academic dishonesty and other violations of the Code of Conduct
  • Dual Degree student advisement

Visiting Scholars

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

  • Advise on how to invite visiting scholar and obtain Visa for same

Internal Communication Listservs

For questions about these lists, please contact Tim Conti.