Advocate for the elderly. Pursue a political career. With Buffalo’s low cost of living and our affordable public-school tuition, most of our students carry less debt than their peers at other law schools – giving you the freedom to pursue a career you’ll love.
Turn ideas into action. Our Entrepreneurship Law Center puts students at the forefront of an economic boom, providing legal services to entrepreneurs and startups, and supporting the development of cutting-edge technologies.
At the State of New York’s premier public law school, faculty become friends and classmates become family. Here, people go out of their way to help you, teach you, and inspire you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Teresa A. Miller, a longtime law faculty member and SUNY’s senior vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief diversity officer for the past three years, died after battling cancer. As we mourn the loss of Miller’s indomitable spirit, her family, friends, and colleagues honors her memory by establishing a Professor Teresa A. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund at UB, which will provide a full tuition scholarship to a student enrolled in UB’s School of Law.
The law school’s Civil Rights and Transparency Clinic, directed by Professor Heather Abraham, has built a record of effective representation for local and national journalists seeking essential information. Its work does double duty—ensuring access to justice for its clients and training law students in the skills they’ll need in practice.
Associate Professor Heather Abraham’s experience as an Equal Justice Works Fellow was a pivotal point in her career. Now, with her appointment to the organization’s newly established Alumni Advisory Council, she’ll be in position to help the next generation of fellows find their place in public interest law.
Alumni involvement is a key part of keeping UB Law strong, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the law school’s two alumni leadership groups. The UB Law Alumni Association and the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Group are charging into the new academic year with new officers and directors and high expectations for what they’ll accomplish.
The rigors of law school can prove especially challenging. Enter the law school’s newest student advocacy groups: the Student Wellness Society and the First-Generation Law Students Association. Both reflect the initiative of third-year students who have experience to share and a commitment to easing the path for those who will come next.
"We ask that all members of our law school community join us by taking the time to truly understand individuals’ very real struggle for justice and by openly and unequivocally rejecting any and all forms of systematic racism and transphobia."