Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. proved to be personable, even witty, in front of an invitation-only crowd, affording attendees a rare personal glimpse into the mind of one of the nation’s most powerful jurists.
Highly motivated Medaille College students who want to build on
their undergraduate education with top-notch legal training will be
able to earn both bachelor’s and law degrees in just six
years, under a new agreement between Medaille and University at
Buffalo School of Law.
The latest data on a much-talked-about issue in legal education,
the amount of education debt carried by new graduates, shows that
the University at Buffalo School of Law grads carry less debt
than nearly ninety percent of their peers.
The Law School will host the state’s top law enforcer at
its Commencement exercises on May 23. The ceremony, which begins at
1 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, will feature as keynote speaker
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
The Advocacy Institute – the School of Law’s newest signature initiative to train students to become the best advocates in the profession – has taken a major step forward with the naming of a high-profile National Advisory Board.
On Oct. 23, socio-legal scholars will discuss Professor David Engel’s seminal article “The Oven Bird’s Song” at a conference to be held at SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.
As SUNY Buffalo Law School expands its global presence, drawing international students and establishing programs worldwide, a new Office of International and Graduate Programs will build on that momentum.
“You will never forget this day,” Dean Makau W.
Mutua told the Law School’s newest crop of graduates, and
indeed it was an unforgettable celebration as about 200 judicial
degrees were awarded at Commencement 2014.
All four of Law School students who competed at the 2014 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition placed among the top 30 oralists in the world at the global Competition’s International Rounds.
The continuing problem of lead in Western New York homes –
a toxin that has been shown to cause developmental impairment in
children and health problems in adults – will be the focus of
a major conference on April 11.
A SUNY Buffalo Law team won second place and another was recognized for “Best Respondent Brief” during the Northeast Regional round of the national Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, held Jan. 22-26 in Albany.
Speaking before an audience of thousands at the University at Buffalo, President Barack Obama announced a plan he said would “shake up the system” and make college more affordable for middle-class students.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly appointed investigative body, charged with examining the state Board of Elections and looking at potential wrongdoing by legislators in campaign fundraising, will include Dean Makau W. Mutua.
Suspected Nazi military commander Michael Karkoc should face
charges for alleged war crimes whether or not he ordered his men to
kill civilians or personally was involved in the killings, says
Lecturer in Law Stephen Paskey.
Nearly three dozen Latin American judges will be in residence at
SUNY Buffalo Law School in June and September, in a unique
collaborative effort between the Law School and the Department of
SUNY Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua is hailing a
historic British declaration of “regret” and decision
to compensate thousands of victims of horrific torture and other
inhumane atrocities committed by the British Empire during
its colonization of Kenya.
For the rows of new SUNY Buffalo-trained lawyers eager to take
on the world, the message at their May 18 Commencement ceremonies
was simple but not easy: Do well, but don’t forget to do good
in the process.
The uneasy interaction between lobbying and the financing of
election campaigns was the focus of a major conference at SUNY
Buffalo Law School. The conference, called "Under the Influence?
Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Campaign Finance," took place at the
Law School and was sponsored by the Baldy Center for Law and Social
Policy, the Law School's major interdisciplinary scholarship
The 18th Annual Buffalo Public Interest Law Program's (BPILP)
Auction is fast approaching, and we cordially invite you to attend
the event on Friday, February 22, 2013 at The Pearl @ The Webb,
from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Vikki L. Pryor ’78 will speak to SUNY Buffalo Law students
on professional development and the importance of networking at a
kick-off event for the Law School’s 1L mentor program being
held on February 26 at the Center for Tomorrow.
The second annual SUNY Buffalo Law Job Forum is set to take
place on February 13, giving employers from across Western
New York's legal and business community a first-hand look at
tomorrow's law-trained workforce.
The New York Bar Foundation has awarded Law student Bradley
Loliger ’13 the Elder Law Section Scholarship, sponsored by
the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Alissa
M. Fortuna ’13, is the recipient of the New York Bar
Foundation’s Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship, sponsored by
the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar
Following a year-long deployment as an Army executive officer and scout platoon leader in Afghanistan, Christopher Safulko '13 is familiar with pressure as he supports his teammates at a team competition in San Francisco.
A $100,000 fundraising initiative will support two awards to further the mission of SUNY Buffalo Law School's Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic, and honor the two women who started the clinical program.
Two alumni of SUNY Buffalo Law School have been appointed to
serve on the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court,
serving at opposite ends of the state in one of the busiest
appellate courts in the nation.
Law Professor Mark Bartholomew and three other UB professors
have secured continued funding from the National Science Foundation
(NSF) for UB’s program Scholarship for Service: Cyber
Security and Information Assurance. A renewal of an initial grant
that ran from 2008-2012, the total value of NSF’s funding is
Professor James A. Wooten has been selected for induction as a
Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. The
Thirteenth Annual Induction Dinner and Ceremony will take place on
Saturday, September 15, at the Harvard Club of Boston, in Boston,
Professor Kim Diana Connolly, whose scholarship has focused on
wetlands law, returns from the 11th Meeting of the Conference of
the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands held
in Bucharest, Romania. As chair of the U.S. National Ramsar
Committee, she represented the interests of the United States in
the midst of a crowd of delegates from 162 nations.
In her latest project, Professor Teresa Miller's
documentary aims to show – in as immediate a way as possible
– the “human costs” of living in a large
men’s maximum security prison through the voices of prisoners
and their family members, the warden, correctional officers and
Young people dedicated to changing their world will have the
chance to see how a legal degree and legal expertise can lead to
meaningful social change in a new inter-disciplinary summer program
held at the Chautauqua Institution.
The long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s
signature health care law upholds much of the act’s
intentions to expand coverage, with one major exception, says to a
SUNY Buffalo Law School professor who is an expert on health
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