Under the leadership of Bernadette Gargano, vice dean for student affairs, the law school has always made a priority of caring for its students through a stressful three years. Now the Office of Student Affairs has expanded, hiring two new assistant deans with the goal of extending that support and making it seamless.
Prof. Gardner’s extended edited volume offers 24 essays and 544 pages on election laws in democratic nations. It’s a far-reaching roundup of current thought on the state of the world’s democracies and the struggle to make self-governance work, one nation at a time.
It has been a year since Farida Razaqi came to Buffalo from her native Afghanistan to study in UB Law’s master of laws program. It has been a year of change and growth for her—and of great challenges in her country, now under Taliban rule.
The announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization marks a monumental setback to the rights of women to make personal decisions about their healthcare. In the dissent, Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan write, “Whatever the exact scope of the coming laws, one result of today’s decision is certain: the curtailment of women’s rights, and of their status as free and equal citizens.”
The University at Buffalo School of Law is resolute in our mission of promoting justice. As the State of New York’s law school, we support Governor Kathy Hochul in her commitment to protecting access to safe reproductive healthcare as a fundamental human right. And we remain dedicated to preparing future lawyers and leaders who will fight to defend our inalienable rights and uphold justice for all." - Dean Aviva Abramovsky