SUNY Buffalo Law Links - April 2016

The Buffalo Law Review to honor Barbara Schifeling ’84 and Hon. Paul Friedman ’68

SUNY Buffalo Law School’s premier student-run legal journal, the Buffalo Law Review, will honor two alumni of the school and the Review when it holds its 27th annual year-end dinner. The April 28 dinner, to begin at 6 p.m., will be held at the Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville.

Members of the legal community, Law School faculty, and past and current members are invited to attend. Registration is available online.

It has been a successful year for the Buffalo Law Review. Its five issues have included a piece highlighting potential legal remedies for the outbreaks of disease that have resulted from the anti-vaccination movement, and a January symposium issue featuring 10 articles on “forgotten” topics in intellectual history. In addition, recently the journal was named 49th in overall impact, among student-edited law reviews, in the influential Washington & Lee University rankings.

This year’s dinner honorees are:

Hon. Paul L. Friedman '68, a U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia. Friedman was appointed to the bench in August 1994 and took senior judge status in January 2010. Prior to his tenure on the court, Friedman was in private practice with White & Case. As an associate and partner, he practiced in the areas of white-collar crime, internal investigations, criminal antitrust, criminal tax, appellate work and a wide variety of civil litigation. Before entering private practice, Friedman served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He subsequently served as an assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General. Friedman also acted as associate independent counsel for the Iran-Contra investigation. Further, he has served as president of the District of Columbia Bar Association and is currently an active member and secretary of the American Law Institute, the national law reform organization. 

Barbara L. Schifeling '84, recently retired from the former Damon Morey, focused her legal practice on litigation. As a partner at Damon Morey, she primarily litigated in the areas of medical malpractice defense and environmental insurance coverage. Schifeling also served on the Management and Client Development committees at Damon Morey. In addition, she is a former co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. Schifeling is a past president of both the Western New York chapter of the Women’s Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. She has received a Women’s Bar Association Achievement Award, as well as the Buffalo Business First Women Who Mean Business Award. At SUNY Buffalo Law, Schifeling serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council and teaches a course on depositions during the January “bridge” term.