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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: Todd Brown

  • 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 - (should see Sara Zeitler first) 
  • Co-Directors of the Trial Advocacy Program - Hon. Tim Franczyk and Chris O'Brien
  • Director of Moot Courts - Patrick Long

Administration & Building

Vice Dean for Strategic Planning and Operations: BobbyJo LaDelfa
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

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

Dean's Office


Contact Vice Dean for Philanthropy: 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
  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 e-mail - Law IT/
  • Information Technology Services and Support - John ChristensenBrandon Tubinis, 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)

International and Graduate Programs

Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs:  Meredith Lewis

  • Collect LL.M. application materials
  • Advise J.D. students on LL.M. program requirements
  • 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

Law Library Services

Director: Beth Adelman

Records & Registration

Director for Records, Registration, and Financial Aid: Sara Zeitler

Special Events

Director of Special Events:  Amy Atkinson

  • Design and ordering of lobby special event posters
  • Information on event venue options, publicizing events, and hotel discounts for event visitors
  • Working with student groups and faculty/staff on events and programs

Student Services

Vice Dean for Student Services: Bernadette Gargano

  • Student questions, academic and personal issues
  • Academic dishonesty and other violations of the Code of Conduct
  • Dual Degree student advisement

Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives: Melinda Saran

  • Externships, and Judicial Externships
  • Pro Bono Scholars
  • Pro Bono: non-credit, including 50 hour New York requirement
  • Disability matters and accommodations
  • Bar exam questions, re-takers
  • Character & Fitness, Bar Admission Applications

Visiting Scholars

Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Education: Johanna Oreskovic

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

Internal Communication Listservs

For questions about these lists, please contact Tim Conti.