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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.

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Friday, February 27

20th Annual BPILP Auction
Don't miss the 20th Annual Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) Auction, featuring exciting auction items, as well as food and drink.  All the proceeds go toward supporting public interest and not-for-profit fellowships for law students.
Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: The Pearl @ The Webb, 76 Pearl Street, Buffalo (View Map)
Cost: Individuals $40; Student Tickets $25
To AttendRegister online.
If you have items or services to donate for the auction, please contact us at


Wednesday, March 4

Reception for Mentors and Mentees
At this reception hosted by the Law School and the Law Alumni Association, mentors will have the opportunity to meet with their assigned student.
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo (North Campus)
Sign up to become a mentor!
Questions? Please contact Lisa Mueller at

Saturday, March 7

Conference: Culture and Control of Women – Resources and Remedies
This conference will examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women globally and explore resources and remedies to answer the question - What is to be done?  These illegal human rights violations include, honor killings, human trafficking, child and slave brides, domestic violence, access to education, discrimination, child custody, unjust social and cultural restraints, unjust family law, to name a few. The conference is presented by the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women in conjunction with SUNY Buffalo Law School, the Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender, Buffalo Public Schools, and others.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Refreshments and food provided.
Location: 106 O'Brian Hall, SUNY Buffalo Law School
To Attend: This is a free event open to all. Register via Facebook or send an email to

Tuesday, March 10

Buffalo Intellectual Property Journal Lunch & Learn
The Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal will be hosting a Lunch and Learn for faculty, students, and the Western New York legal community. The Journal will be publishing a themed publication on the America Invents Act Post-Grant Proceedings. One of the authors from this publication, Tom Irving of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, will be speaking on “Patent Challenges before the USPTO: lessons learned since their inception.”
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Cellino & Barnes Conference Center, SUNY Buffalo Law School
CLE: This program is available for 1.0 CLE Credit in the area of Professional Practice.
Cost: Free
To Attend: RSVP required to, parking passes will be provided to any off campus visitors.

Wednesday, March 11

Annual Fund/Alumni Reception with the Dean in Washington, DC
The DC Chapter of the Law Alumni Association and Annual Fund Co-Chair Lawrence M. Spaccasi '87 will co-host a cocktail reception for DC area alumni and Dean James A. Gardner.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: 701 Restaurant, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (View Map)
Cost: Complimentary wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers.
To Attend: Register online.
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at (716) 645-2107 or

Thursday, March 12

OUTLaw Dinner
This year, OUTLaw will honor Reverend Gerard Williams, founding pastor of Unity Fellowship of Christ Church in Buffalo, New York. Serving a predominantly LGBTQ congregation, Reverend Williams a proponent of liberation theology, progressive initiatives, and community education. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Amy Schwartz ’99, a senior staff attorney with the Domestic Violence Unit at the Empire Justice Center’s Rochester, New York Office.
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Lafayette Hotel, 391 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14202 (View Map)
To Attend: Beginning on Feb. 13, tickets can be purchased either online or by contacting OUTLaw President  Anastasia Stumpf ’15 (

Wednesday, March 18

Annual Fund/Alumni Reception with the Dean in New York City
The NYC Chapter of the Law Alumni Association and Annual Fund Co-Chair Neil E. Botwinoff '82 will co-host a cocktail reception for New York City area alumni and Dean James A. Gardner.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Remi Restaurant, The Rialto Room, 144 West 54th Street (View Map)
Cost: $25 per person; Free for current law students; $125 to be an Annual Fund Supporter
To Attend: Register online
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at 716-645-2107 or

Thursday-Sunday, March 19-22

Regional American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Competition
Judges are needed. Learn how to volunteer.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 24 & 25

First-Year Oral Arguments
SUNY Buffalo Law School's Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research seek judges who will participate in First-Year Oral Arguments. The students will be arguing their summary judgment motions, the culmination of the first-year curriculum in LAWR. Some issues being argued are: a high school student’s First Amendment rights, revocation of naturalized U.S. citizenship, and fair use and the parody defense.
Volunteers are needed! Learn how to participate.

Thursday, March 26

Social to Welcome Accepted Law School Applicants
The Admissions Office will host a reception for students accepted
to the Law School for Fall 2015 admission. Members of the Western New York legal community will welcome them and answer their questions about the SUNY Buffalo Law School experience.
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Cellino & Barnes Conference Center, 509 O'Brian Hall, SUNY Buffalo Law School
To Attend: Register online
Contact the Alumni Office at (716) 645-2107 or

Thursday, March 26

Women of SUNY Buffalo Law Awards Night honoring Professor Isabel Marcus
WSBL is hosting its first annual Women of SUNY Buffalo Law Awards Night honoring Professor Isabel Marcus. Her innumerable contributions to the law school have enriched the learning experiences of women law students for many years.
Time: 6:00 p.m. (with a light dinner)
Location: Jacobs Executive Development Center / Butler Mansion (View Map)
To Attend: Tickets will be limited to this event and are only $20 for the public and $10 for students. To RSVP contact Anna McCarthy at

Friday, March 27

The 2015 Mitchell Lecture, “Who Rules Big Data? Law, Knowledge, and Power”
The 2015 Mitchell Lecture, “Who Rules Big Data? Law, Knowledge, and Power,” will feature three leading scholars on public policy questions that involve the new information technologies.
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. (Reception to follow)
Location: Room 106, John Lord O’Brian Hall, SUNY Buffalo Law School, University at Buffalo (North Campus)

Saturday, March 28

The Wechsler Competition is seeking attorneys to participate as judges for this year’s competition involving law school from all across the country. CLE credit will be issued.
Where: Erie County Courthouse, 25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY (View Map)
To Participate: Please email A variety of times will be offered and we are happy to accommodate all schedules.


Tuesday, April 21

Arbitration CLE in New York City: Standards for Confirmation of Arbitration Awards: The Federal Arbitration Act vs. Article 75 of the CPLR
12:00-1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Hodgson Russ LLP, 1540 Broadway, 24th floor, Buffalo, NY (View Map)
Cost: $25 for Paid LAA Members; Free for SUNY Buffalo Law Students; $50 for all others
To Attend: Register online.
Contact the Alumni Office at (716) 645-2107 or

Thursday, April 23

Students of Color Dinner
Join us at this annual dinner as we celebrate the achievements of the graduating 3Ls who are part of the Black, Latin American and Asian-Pacific American law students associations as well as several of our alums and those that contribute to our organizations at the law school. Keynote speaker will be Michael Battle ’81, partner at Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP and former United States Attorney for the Western District of New York . This year's honorees will be: Jason Almonte ’07 (Trailblazer Award); Susan Soong ‘94 and Hon. Hugh Scott ‘74 (Distinguish Alumni Award Recipients); and Prof. Rick Su (Professor of the Year).
Time: 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Hotel, 340 Millersport, Amherst, NY 14221 (View Map)
To Attend: Registration and details to follow.
Questions? Contact dinner co-chairs Nara Tjitradjaja ’16 ( or Yineska Guerrero ’15 (

Thursday, April 30

Buffalo Law Review Dinner
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: The Park Club, 4949 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY (View Map)
To Attend: Registration and details to follow.
Questions?  Contact Managing Editor of the Buffalo Law Review Emily Berry ’15 (

Future Events

Wednesday, May 13

53rd Annual Alumni Dinner & Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards
Honorees to include Hon Judith J. Gische '80, Associate Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Dept. (For the Judiciary); Dennis R. McCoy '77, Partner, Hiscock & Barclay LLP (For Private Practice); Anne E. Evanko '79, President, Hurwitz & Fine, PC (For Community Service); Nicole C. Lee '02, The Lee Bayard Group LLC and Immediate Past President,TransAfrica Forum Inc. (For Public Service); Jonathan S. Beane '98, Executive Director, Workforce Diversity & Inclusion, Time Warner Cable (For Business); and Hon. William M. Skretny, Chief United States District Court Judge, Western District of New York (For Service by A Non-Alumnus)
 6:00-8:00 p.m.
 The Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY (View Map)
To Attend: Register online.
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at (716) 645-2107 or

Friday & Saturday, May 22 & 23

Class 1965 – 50th Reunion
Details TBD

Saturday, May 23

Student Awards
This event is invite-only.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Slee Hall, University at Buffalo (North Campus)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Main Stage Theatre, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo (North Campus)

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 2 & 3

2015 Reunion Weekend – Classes of 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005
Details TBD