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Please mark your calendar for these events.

The information on this page is subject to change, so please check back often.

Visit the Law School Events Calendar to see what is taking place at the Law School, in our area, and across the nation.


Tuesday, April 22

Environmental Protection: State, Federal, and International Responsibility
In celebration of Earth Week, the Environmental Law Society and the Federalist Society are co-sponsor an event and panel discussion on the various levels of responsibility regarding environmental protection and sustainability and the role of the role of states, the federal government, and the international community on this issue. Speakers include: Professor Jonathan Adler (Case Western Reserve University Law School); Associate Professor Jessica Owley (SUNY Buffalo Law School); and Richard J. Lippes (of Richard J. Lippes & Associates) and moderatored by Prof. Errol Meidinger (SUNY Buffalo Law School).
Time: 6:00 p.m., Food and refreshments will be served following the event.
Location: Room 107, O’Brian Hall, SUNY Buffalo Law School
To Attend: RSVP to or

Wednesday, April 23

Demystifying Depositions
Come and watch experienced litigators conduct an unscripted mock deposition of a slip and fall case featuring Stephanie J. Calhoun ‘08, Jessica M. Lazarin, Christopher L. Hayes, and Joseph S. Brown.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Cellino and Barnes Conference Center, SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo (North Campus)
Questions? Please contact Jennifer Metzger Kimura, Esq. at or 716-854-1400, ext. 14.
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Thursday, April 24

The 25th Annual Buffalo Law Review Dinner
This year’s honorees include Mary Jo Dowd ’80 of Arent Fox and Vice Dean Alan Carrel ’67 of the SUNY Buffalo law School. 
Time: 6:00 p.m. Cocktails; 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Location: The Park Club, 4949 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY (View Map)
Cost and Registration for Invitees: Available online.
Questions: Please contact the Buffalo Law Review Managing Editor Lauren Skompinski ’14 (

Friday, April 25

GOLD Group Welcome Party for Accepted Students
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Hotel @ The Lafayette (Crystal Ballroom), 391 Washington Street (View Map)
Cost: $15 for law alumni and guests; $10 for law students
Admission price includes 2 drinks and plentiful hors d’oeuvres
To Attend: Register online or contact the Alumni Office at 716-645-2107.

Wednesday, April 30

Celebrate UB Reception with UB President Satish K. Tripathi
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC (View Map)
Cost: Free event hosted by the Washington DC Chapter of the UB Alumni Association. Includes beer, wine, soda, and passed hors d'oeuvres and stations.
To Attend: Register online or contact the UB Alumni Office at 1-800-284-5382. 


Thursday, May 1

CLE “Benefits and Ethics of Social Media, Mobile and Cloud Computing” and Reception for Newly Admitted Attorneys
CLE titled "Benefits and Ethics of Social Media, Mobile and Cloud Computing" featuring Professor James G. Milles and Nicole Black, Director of Business Development at  CLE is followed by a reception welcoming newly admitted SUNY Buffalo law graduates in the Rochester area. This event is hosted by the Rochester Chapter of the Law Alumni Association.
Time: 4:00-5:15 p.m. (CLE); 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Reception)
Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 1300 Clinton Square, 14th floor, Rochester, NY 14604
Cost: Free for paid 2014-15 Members of the LAA and Newly Admitted Attorneys; $25 for all others
To Attend: Register online

Friday, May 2

A Comparative Conversation on Causation and Culpability in the Criminal Law
This conference will bring together speakers from Europe, Latin America and the United States to talk about a wide variety of issues related either to causation or culpability in the criminal law. The ultimate goal of the conference is to lay the foundation for future comparative criminal law conversations. The event is part of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center’s Comparative Criminal Law Conversations Project.
Time: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (See Program)
Location: Cellino & Barnes Conference Center, 509 O’Brian Hall, SUNY Buffalo Law School
To Attend: Register online.

Saturday, May 17

125th Law School Commencement Ceremony
Our 2014 Commencement Speaker will be Senator Joe Donnelly, the United States Senator for Indiana, who will deliver this year's keynote address.
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theater (View map)
Questions?: Contact Rebecca Donoghue

Tuesday, May 20

The 52nd Annual Alumni Dinner & Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards
Honorees include Hon. Eugene Fahey '84, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Dept. (for the Judiciary); Robert Schwenkel '82, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, NYC (for Private Practice); Hon. Lisa Bloch Rodwin '85, Erie County Family Court (for Community Service); Michael Surgalla '82, US Department of Justice Criminal Division/Human Rights & Special Prosecutions, DC (for Public Service); William Savino '75, Damon & Morey LLP (for Business); and Hon. Robert Russell, Buffalo City Court (for Service by a Non-Alumnus).
Time: Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency, Buffalo
To Attend: Register online.
Questions?: Please contact the Alumni Office at 716-645-2107 or


June 11, 2014

CLE: The ABC’s of the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws)
A SUNY Buffalo Law GOLD Group, Bar Association of Niagara County CLE Additional details to follow. Speakers include  Jaime Gallagher, (NYS Liquor Authority), Chanel T. McCarthy ‘08 (The Knoer Group, PLLC), and Joseph H. Shaw, Jr. (Shaw & Shaw).
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. (CLE); 5:00-6:30 p.m. (Wine tasting)
Location: Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
Questions?: Please contact Patricia Warrington, 716-645-7885
Additional Details and Registration: TBA

Thursday, June 12

Class 1964 50th Reunion Dinner
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Russell’s at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, 6675 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY 14221 (View Map).
To Attend: Register online.
Questions?: Contact Amy Atkinson or 716-645-6224.


Wednesday, August 6

50+ Reunion Lunch
For all alums that have graduated 50 or more years ago.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: 5th Floor, SUNY Buffalo Law School, 509 O’Brian Hall (Cellino & Barnes Conference Center)
Cost and Registration: Pending
Questions? Please contact Amy Hayes Atkinson at


Friday-Saturday, September 19-20

Fall Reunions for the Classes of 1974, 1984, 1994, and 2004
– Back to School, Network the Nation, Dean’s Reception Dean’s Reception at The Mansion
Saturday – Morning Tours of Law School, Football Game (pending schedule) and Individual Class Dinners
Registration and Details: TBA