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October 2018

10/ 10/2018 - The UBLAA’s GOLD Group hosted the CLE, “Discussion on E-filing and the New Statewide Practice Rules at the NYS Appellate Division, Fourth Department,” featuring Robert C. Brucato ’90 and Mark W. Bennett.

10/ 10/2018 - The UBLAA’s GOLD Group hosted the CLE, “Discussion on E-filing and the New Statewide Practice Rules at the NYS Appellate Division, Fourth Department,” featuring Robert C. Brucato ’90 and Mark W. Bennett.

Law alumni and students got a chance to mingle at our Annual Fall Social hosted by the UBLAA’s GOLD Group and the Student Bar Association.

10/04/2018 - Law alumni and students got a chance to mingle at our annual Fall Social hosted by the UBLAA’s GOLD Group and the Student Bar Association.

September 2018

The New York City Program on Finance & Law hosted a reception for Dean Aviva Abramovsky and students participating in the Program.

09/28/2018 - The New York City Program on Finance & Law hosted a reception for Dean Aviva Abramovsky and students participating in the Program.

09/22/2018 - SBA held their annual “Law School Bingo” fundraiser. Bingo callers were Dean Aviva Abramovsky and Professors Christine Bartholomew, Tolulope “Tolu” Odunsi, Bill McDonald, Kim Connolly, Errol Meidinger, Jim Milles, and Todd Brown.

09/22/2018 - SBA held their annual “Law School Bingo” fundraiser. Bingo callers were Dean Aviva Abramovsky and Professors Christine Bartholomew, Tolulope “Tolu” Odunsi, Bill McDonald, Kim Connolly, Errol Meidinger, Jim Milles, and Todd Brown.

Law students in our Sports Law course had the benefit of hearing from guest speaker Jeffrey Gleason '08, assistant general counsel for gaming at Delaware North Companies, Inc., who discussed sports betting.

09/19/2018 - Law students in our Sports Law course had the benefit of hearing from guest speaker Jeffrey Gleason '08, assistant general counsel for gaming at Delaware North Companies, Inc., who discussed sports betting.

Thank you Shane Costa '13 of Pillar Sports Management, and Ryan M. Mura '14 (photographed) of Mura & Storm PLLC, who held an informative discussion on athletes, social media and social media's impact on branding, endorsements, sponsorships and employment. This event was hosted by the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

09/18/2018 - Shane Costa '13 of Pillar Sports Management, and Ryan M. Mura '14 (photographed) of Mura & Storm PLLC, held an informative discussion on athletes, social media, and social media's impact on branding, endorsements, sponsorships and employment.

Law students, alumni, and staff gathered on Sept. 15 for a Tailgate Party hosted by Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society & the UB Law Alumni Association.

09/15/2018 - Law students, alumni, and staff gathered for a Tailgate Party hosted by Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society & the UB Law Alumni Association.

August 2018

08/22/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association welcomed the Class of 2021 at a cocktail reception.

08/22/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association welcomed the Class of 2021 at a cocktail reception.

08/15/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association held a 50+ Reunion Luncheon. This annual event welcomes alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Alumni and guests joined Dean Aviva Abramovsky, who gave updates about the School of Law.

08/15/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association held a 50+ Reunion Luncheon. This annual event welcomes alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Alumni and guests joined Dean Aviva Abramovsky, who gave updates about the School of Law.

08/03/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association, in conjunction with Hodgson Russ LLP, held a comprehensive presentation that addressed current issues in sexual harassment and discrimination in employment, education and athletics with emphasis on Title IX and New York State’s new employer requirements.

08/03/2018 - The UB Law Alumni Association, in conjunction with Hodgson Russ LLP, held a comprehensive program that addressed current issues in sexual harassment and discrimination in employment, education and athletics with emphasis on Title IX and New York State’s new employer requirements.

The New York City Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association held an evening of networking and fun for law alumni, students and friends at our Annual Summer Social.

08/01/2018 - The New York City Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association held an evening of networking and fun for law alumni, students and friends at our Annual Summer Social.

July 2018

The Washington, DC Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association invited law school friends and law students at a cocktail reception with Hon. Paul L. Friedman ’68, United States District Court Judge.

07/26/2018 - The Washington, DC Chapter of the UB Law Alumni Association invited law school friends and law students at a cocktail reception with Hon. Paul L. Friedman ’68, United States District Court Judge.

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.