SUNY Buffalo Law Links - March 2015

Women of SUNY Buffalo Law honors Professor Isabel Marcus

Professor Isabel Marcus (third from left) with law students Serra Aygun, Sarah Brancatella, Jimmy Farrell, Jay O'Shea, Jayme Feldman, and Jenny Rizzo during her 2009 trip to Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo.

The Women of SUNY Buffalo Law (WSBL), a student organization for the professional and educational advancement of women law students, cordially invites you to its first annual spring Woman of SUNY Buffalo Law Awards Night. The event will take place on Thursday, March 26th at the Jacobs Executive Development Center at the Butler Mansion, 672 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. A light dinner will begin at 6pm.

WSBL was launched earlier this year to provide female law students with opportunities to connect with practicing women attorneys, to build professional relationships with women outside of the legal community, and to create avenues to impact state and local policy-making. Every year, WSBL will honor a woman connected to the Law School and who embodies WSBL’s goals- a commitment to creating a fellowship among women in the profession, service to women outside of the profession, and superior academic and/or professional achievement.

This year, WSBL will honor Professor Isabel Marcus, whose innumerable contributions to the law school have enriched the learning experiences of women law students for many years.  Professor Marcus not only teaches family law, comparative family law, women’s human rights, and topics in women’s rights, she is also the founder of UB’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender, serves on the Board of Directors of the Network of East-West Women, and personally funded and oversaw the Law School’s Visiting International Scholar Domestic Violence Scholarship which enhanced the learning experiences of both visiting eastern European female lawyers and the UB students fortunate to share a classroom with them.