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June 2018

The Law Alumni Association held their last meeting of the year at a luncheon on Thursday, when they elected 2018-2019 officers and directors and thanked the outgoing presidents and directors of both the senior board and the GOLD Group for their outstanding service. Dean Aviva Abramovsky was the featured speaker at the event, and thanked the alumni for their hard work and steadfast support of the law school.

06/21/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association held their last meeting of the year at a luncheon when they elected 2018-2019 officers and directors and thanked the outgoing presidents and directors of both the senior board and the GOLD Group for their outstanding service.

Teaching faculty Nellie Drew presented in the panel discussion “Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics: Legalities, Policies & Practicalities” at the SUNY conference Spectrum: Preventing & Responding to Violence Against LGBTQI+ Students held in Albany, NY. (left to right) Sharon E. Nolan-Weiss (UB Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), Kathleen M. Twist (UB Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration & Senior Woman Administrator), Nellie Drew (UB School of Law teaching faculty) and Cora H. Brumley (Commissioner, Little East Conference).

06/19/2018 - Teaching faculty Nellie Drew (third from right) presented in the panel discussion “Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics: Legalities, Policies & Practicalities” at the SUNY conference Spectrum: Preventing & Responding to Violence Against LGBTQI+ Students held in Albany, NY.

The Rochester Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association in conjunction with Counsel Press held their Annual CLE followed by a Spring Reception welcoming Rochester's newly admitted UB School of Law graduates.

06/07/2018 - The Rochester Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association in conjunction with Counsel Press held their Annual CLE followed by a Spring Reception welcoming Rochester's newly admitted UB School of Law graduates.

The sixth season of Discover Law began with a welcome reception held on June 3rd at the School of Law.

06/03/2018 – The sixth season of Discover Law began with a welcome reception held on June 3rd at the School of Law.

May 2018

05/19/18 - The Class of 1968 spent a weekend reminiscing and having fun at their 50 Year Reunion.

05/19/18 - The Class of 1968 spent a weekend reminiscing and having fun at their 50-Year Reunion Celebration.

05/08/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association held its 56th Annual Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Awards. This year’s awardees included: Hon Craig D. Hannah '95, Buffalo City Court (for the Judiciary); Douglas W. Dimitroff '89, Phillips Lytle LLP (for Private Practice); Karen L. Nicolson '89, Center for Elder Law and Justice (for Public Service); Steven J. Weiss '91, Cannon Heyman & Weiss LLP (for Community Service); Bradley M. Gayton '91, Ford Motor Company (for Business); and Hon. Frank P. Geraci Jr., U.S. District Court (Non-Alumni).

05/08/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association held its 56th Annual Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Awards.

05/05/2018 - A few members from the Class 1981 and their spouses gathered for an evening in NYC. (Left side, front to back) Leslie Berkovits, Neil Botwinoff, Mark Berkovits, Peggy Fabic, Art Hall. (Right side, front to back) Wanda Lucibello, Nancy Caple Johnston, Jeff Taylor, Fran Colon, Michael Chakansky, DeDe Chakansky.

05/05/2018 - A few members from the Class 1981 and their spouses gathered for an evening in NYC.  (Left side, front to back) Leslie Berkovits, Neil Botwinoff, Mark Berkovits, Peggy Fabic, Art Hall. (Right side, front to back) Wanda Lucibello, Nancy Caple Johnston, Jeff Taylor, Fran Colon, Michael Chakansky, DeDe Chakansky.

April 2018

Christina AkersDiCenzo ‘13 and Heather Giambra ‘04 present at the paid members Law Alumni Association / NFCCA CLE on the # MeToo Movement: Current Legislative and Workplace Impacts and Special Ethical Considerations for Lawyers, held April 24 at the Buffalo Club.

04/24/2018 - Christina AkersDiCenzo ‘13 and Heather Giambra ‘04 present at the members-only Law Alumni Association / NFCCA CLE on the # MeToo Movement: Current Legislative and Workplace Impacts and Special Ethical Considerations for Lawyers at the Buffalo Club.

2017-18 Trial Teams

04/19/2010 - 2017-18 Trial Team students and coaches celebrated the end of a successful season with a party and awards.

04/19/18 - The UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group welcomed the warm weather at its annual Spring Social at Cabaret Restaurant in downtown Buffalo.

04/19/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group welcomed the warm weather at its annual Spring Social at Cabaret Restaurant in downtown Buffalo.

Our spring 2018 Mitchell Lecture, The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age featured Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

04/13/2018 - Our spring 2018 Mitchell Lecture, The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age, featured Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

SOC Dinner

04/12/2018 - Our Students of Color held their 29th Annual Awards Celebration where they honored Duwaine T. Bascoe ’12 of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Vanessa A. Glushefski ’14 of Glushefski Law, Vice Dean Bernadette Gargano of the University at Buffalo School of Law and Asker A. Saeed '01 of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

The School of Law held a panel discussion on diversity in the legal profession. Panelists included: John Mancebo, Partner, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Group Tressler LLP; Jessica Ortiz '05, Partner, MoloLamken LL; Elsa Hernandez ‘08, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase; and Asker A. Saeed ‘01, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Fried Frank LLP.

04/12/2018 -  The School of Law held a panel discussion on diversity in the legal profession titled Beyond the Bar. Panelists included: John Mancebo, Partner, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Group Tressler LLP; Jessica Ortiz '05, Partner, MoloLamken LL; Elsa Hernandez ‘08, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase; and Asker A. Saeed ‘01, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Fried Frank LLP.

March 2018

The School of Law hosted another successful Wechsler Moot Court Competition. The finals came down to an argument between New York University School of Law and New York Law School, with NYU winning in the end. NYU’s Rebecca Romm was awarded best student advocate.

03/24/18 - The School of Law hosted another successful Wechsler Moot Court Competition. The finals came down to an argument between New York University School of Law and New York Law School, with NYU winning in the end. NYU’s Rebecca Romm was awarded best student advocate.

03/29/18 - The Central New York Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association held a reception for alumni to meet Dean Aviva Abramovsky.

03/29/18 - The Central New York Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association held a reception for alumni to meet Dean Aviva Abramovsky.

03/28/2018 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky was joined by the members of the New York State Court of Appeals at the Albany Alumni Chapter’s Networking Reception.

03/28/18 - The Albany Alumni Chapter held a Networking Reception that included Dean Aviva Abramovsky, Hon. Eugene M. Fahey '84, and Hon. Eugene F. Pigott '73.

UB LAA Secretary Amy P. Herstek ’04 and President-Elect Mark W. Brown ’99 participate in a “Power Hour” lunch with student members of the UB LAA.

03/26/2018 - UB LAA Secretary Amy P. Herstek ’04 and President-Elect Mark W. Brown ’99 participate in a “Power Hour” lunch with student members of the UB LAA.

03/15/2018 – The LAA’s GOLD Group presented the CLE “Don’t Let 2018 Be Taxing”: How Changes to the Tax Laws Change How We Counsel Businesses featuring Andrew Oppenheimer and William Turkovich ‘12 both Senior Associates at Hodgson Russ.

03/15/2018 – The LAA’s GOLD Group presented the CLE “Don’t Let 2018 Be Taxing: How Changes to the Tax Laws Change How We Counsel Businesses" featuring Andrew Oppenheimer and William Turkovich ‘12, both senior associates at Hodgson Russ.

03/14/2018 - Six NYS Supreme Court judges (five UB Law grads) gave our alumni a look “Behind the Bench” at a CLE on discovery practice and motion abuse. They discussed what they like — and don’t like— in the courtroom. A social followed, sponsored by Colucci & Gallaher. Judge Henry Nowak organized the CLE. Another great benefit of the UB Law Alumni Association!

03/14/2018 - Six NYS Supreme Court judges (five UB Law grads) gave our alumni a look “Behind the Bench” at a CLE on discovery practice and motion abuse. They discussed what they like — and don’t like— in the courtroom. A social followed, sponsored by Colucci & Gallaher.

03/13/18 - Bernadette Gargano, Vice Dean of Student Affairs, speaking at the CLE Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives, and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice held in Rochester, NY

03/13/2018 -  Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Bernadette Gargano, was a featured speaker at the CLE "Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives, and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice" held in Rochester, NY.

03/08/18 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky presents a buffalo to Theodore Ruger, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, during his visit to O'Brian Hall.

03/08/2018 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky presented a buffalo to Theodore Ruger, dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, during his visit to O'Brian Hall.

03/02/18 - The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) held its biggest fundraising event, the 23nd Annual BPILP Auction. Funds raised go to support law students who work in public interest positions over the summer.

03/02/2018 - The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) held its biggest fundraising event, the 23nd Annual BPILP Auction. Funds raised go to support law students who work in public interest positions over the summer.

03/01/2018 - Giving came alive at UB during TAG Week through student activities and education, donor events. We showed our gratitude at the School of Law’s TAG station which was set up in the lobby of O’Brian Hall.

03/01/2018 - Giving came alive at UB during TAG (Think About Giving) Week through student activities and donor events. We showed our gratitude at the School of Law’s TAG station which was set up in the lobby of O’Brian Hall.

 Szczygiel 01/25/2018 - Professor Emeritus Anthony Szczygiel received the Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award from the Senior Lawyer Section during the NYSBA Annual Meeting. (Photo: Chief Judge Lippman with Professor Emeritus Anthony Szczygiel)

Professor Emeritus Anthony Szczygiel received the Jonathan Lippman Pro Bono Award from the Senior Lawyer Section during the NYSBA Annual Meeting. (Photo: Chief Judge Lippman with Professor Emeritus Anthony Szczygiel.)

January & February 2018

02/12/2018 - The School of Law & the GOLD Group presented the CLE “Ethical Considerations Associated with Non-Traditional Representation“ that featured Reetuparna Dutta (Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP), Joseph A, Schifflett ’75 (Chief County Attorney, Erie County Surrogate's Court), Laura A. Miskell ’04 (Attorney, Miskell & Moxham), and Gayle T. Murphy '86 (Pro Bono Manager, Volunteer Lawyer's Project).

02/12/2018 - The LAA GOLD Group presented the CLE “Ethical Considerations Associated with Non-Traditional Representation“ featuring Reetuparna Dutta (Partner, Hodgson Russ LLP), Joseph A, Schifflett ’75 (Chief County Attorney, Erie County Surrogate's Court), Laura A. Miskell ’04 (Attorney, Miskell & Moxham), and Gayle T. Murphy '86 (Pro Bono Manager, Volunteer Lawyer's Project).

Alumnus Ari Goldberg '17 discusses the benefits of belonging to the UB Law Alumni Association to law students in the lobby of O'Brian Hall.

02/05/2018 - Ari Goldberg '17 discusses the benefits of belonging to the UB Law Alumni Association to law students in the lobby of O'Brian Hall.

01/31/18 - Mentors met their first year law students at a Mentor Matching Reception sponsored by Bond Schoeneck & King and the Law Alumni Association.

01/31/18 - Mentors met first year law students at a Mentor Matching Reception sponsored by Bond Schoeneck & King and the Law Alumni Association.

 

December 2017

12/07/2017 - Judiciary Reception with Dean Aviva Abramovsky

12/07/2017 - Judicial members of the Eighth Judicial District hosted a reception in the Ceremonial Courtroom to welcome Dean Aviva Abramovsky to the Western New York legal community.

12/03/2017 - Margaret W. Wong '76 and Vice Dean Karen R. Kaczmarski '89 at the Margaret W. Wong & Associates annual holiday celebration in Cleveland, Ohio.

12/03/2017 - Margaret W. Wong '76 and Vice Dean Karen R. Kaczmarski '89 at the Margaret W. Wong & Associates annual holiday celebration in Cleveland, Ohio.

12/01/2017 - Special thanks to Phillips Lytle LLP and the Asian Bar Association of New York who organized a trial reenactment at the law school of Wards Cove Packing Co. v Antonio, an employment discrimination case argued before the US Supreme Court in 1989. The event was led by Hon. Denny Chin of the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

12/01/2017 - Special thanks to Phillips Lytle LLP and the Asian Bar Association of New York who organized a trial reenactment at the law school of Wards Cove Packing Co. v Antonio, an employment discrimination case argued before the US Supreme Court in 1989. The event was led by Hon. Denny Chin of the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

The Albany Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association hosted a Meet the Dean event at the Olde English Pub in downtown Albany.

11/30/2017 - The Albany Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association hosted a Meet the Dean event at the Olde English Pub in downtown Albany.

November 2017

the UB Law Alumni Association Gold Group presented a one hour CLE "Rumor vs. Reality: Immigration Issues for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking in the Current Climate" featuring Emma L. Buckthal, Esq. '10.

11/16/17 - The UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group presented a one hour CLE "Rumor vs. Reality: Immigration Issues for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking in the Current Climate" featuring Emma L. Buckthal '10.

11/15/17 - Reception with the Dean in NYC

11/15/17 - The NYC Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Assocation held a cocktail reception to welcome Dean Aviva Abramovsky to the NYC legal community. 

Congratulations to Vicki Bell '19, Amanda Oppermann '18, Kaylan Porter '18 and Luwing Peche Loayza '18 who took third place at the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section's 2017 Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition.

11/13/17 - Congratulations to Vicki Bell '19, Amanda Oppermann '18, Kaylan Porter '18 and Luwing Peche Loayza '18 who took third place at the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section's 2017 Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition.

Meet the Dean in RochesterAlumni Celebration

11/02/17 - The Rochester Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association held a reception for the legal community to meet Dean Aviva Abramovsky.

10/21/17 - Desmond Moot Court

10/21/17 - Over sixty students competed in the 2017 Desmond Moot Court Competition. Seventy volunteers consisting of law professors, members of the local bench and bar judged our annual competition.

pro bono

10/25/17 - Let's celebrate Pro Bono! Employers from public interest organizations from around the WNY region visited the law school to chat with students about opportunities for pro bono service.

October 2017

Alumni Celebration

10/14/17 - Over 200 alumni and friends gathered at the All Alumni and Reunion Celebration commemorating the law school's 130-year anniversary.

(front row) Thomas Tam ’97, Allison Tam ’97, Joanna L Silver ’97, Danielle M Grimm ’97, (back row) Jay Lippman ’87, Brenda Levinson ’82 and her husband Mark Cooperman.

10/15/17 - Law alumni taking a tour of O’Brian Hall: (front row) Thomas Tam ’97, Allison Tam ’97, Joanna L Silver ’97, Danielle M Grimm ’97, (back row) Jay Lippman ’87, Brenda Levinson ’82 and her husband Mark Cooperman.

Class of '67

10/13/17 - The Class of 1967 kicked off the All Alumni and Reunion Celebration Weekend with its 50-Year Reunion.

10/05/17 – The UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group held its annual Fall Social. This year, law alumni and friends gathered at Lakeward Spirits, in Buffalo, NY.

10/05/17 – The UB Law Alumni Association's GOLD Group held its annual Fall Social. This year, law alumni and friends gathered at Lakeward Spirits, in Buffalo, NY.

10/04/17 - The Class of ’77 celebrated their 40th Reunion in New York City.

10/04/17 - The Class of ’77 celebrated their 40th Reunion in New York City.

09/28/17 – Friends, family and alumni gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Anthony J. Colucci Jr., Esq. ’58 Buffalo Law Review Suite. This major gift by Colucci and his wife Carmela memorializes the couple’s commitment to the advancement of legal scholarship and to the School of Law.

09/28/17 – Friends, family and alumni gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Anthony J. Colucci Jr., Esq. ’58 Buffalo Law Review Suite. This major gift by Colucci and his wife Carmela memorializes the couple’s commitment to the advancement of legal scholarship and to the School of Law.

September 2017

09/09/17 - Students, family and alumni gathered for the annual Students of Color welcome back brunch.

09/09/17 - Students, family and alumni gathered for the annual Students of Color welcome back brunch.

09/07/17 - The Student Bar Association kicked off their speaker series with Hon. Richard C. Wesley and Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr '73.

09/07/17 - The Student Bar Association kicked off their speaker series with Hon. Richard C. Wesley and Hon. Eugene F. Pigott, Jr '73.

08/29/17 - The Law Alumni Association hosted its annual Welcome Reception for the School of Law's new incoming law students.

08/29/17 - The Law Alumni Association hosted its annual Welcome Reception for the School of Law's new incoming law students.

August 2017

Dean Aviva Abramovsky has been on the road, meeting with our law alumni, students and friends. Here are some photos of our dean in action:

Dean Aviva Abramovsky joins her fellow deans in welcoming SUNY Chancellor-elect Dr. Kristina Johnson to UB’s campus.

08/18/2017 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky joined her fellow deans in welcoming SUNY Chancellor-elect Dr. Kristina Johnson to UB’s campus.

Dean Aviva Abramovsky Minority Bar Foundation Reception

08/17/2017 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky joined in congratulating awardees at this year's Minority Bar Foundation Reception.

8/3/17 - Deans Reception with Law Alumni Association

08/03/2017 - The Law Alumni Association's Board of Directors hosted a meet and greet with the dean.

07/27/2017 - DAC Event with Dean

07/27/2017 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky spent an evening at the Buffalo Club meeting the members of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

07/26/17 – DC Chapter’s Reception with the Dean

07/26/2017 – The Washington DC Alumni Chapter held a cocktail reception with Hon. Paul L. Friedman '68, U.S. District Court Judge at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse.

Dean Aviva Abramovsky congratulates the Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association on hosting a fantastic event last night honoring Candace R. Alnaji '13, Lenora B. Foote '97 and Lisa M. Mueller '93. We proudly support LAA Vice President Anne E. Joynt '05 who was installed as the WNY Chapter's 33rd president and wish her a successful year. (Photos by Glenn Murray.)

07/20/2017 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky congratulated the WNY Chapter of the Women's Bar Association at its Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony. (Photos by Glenn Murray.)

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn '95 meets with Dean Abramovsky at the law school.

07/14/2017 - Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn '95 met with Dean Abramovsky at the law school.

Other August Events

Orientation 2017

A few photos snapped during our incoming students' first week of Orientation.

New York City Chapter’s Summer Social

08/09/2017 – The New York City Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association held an evening of networking and fun with alumni, students and friends at our Annual Summer Social.