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.
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.
Civic leader and activist Orlando Dickson, JD ’19, brings a wide lens to the nation’s current reckoning with racism and police brutality. Born in Chicago and raised in Las Vegas, he spent most of his childhood homeless before joining the Army on his 18th birthday. He served for nine years, doing two tours of duty (in Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively), and eventually taking college courses online. He left the military the day he earned his degree; two years later, at the age of 28, he entered law school at UB.
Her appointment comes at a tipping-point moment in history. Mutua says she recognizes that anyone concerned with ensuring and expanding civil rights in America can see opportunity in the current moment.
The four newest members of the Dean’s Advisory Council are geographically worlds apart – two practice in Buffalo, two in San Diego – but all are coming together in the best interests of the School of Law and its students.
"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."
As the pace of change continues to accelerate, bright lawyers are reinventing how legal work is done. UB School of Law graduates are at the helm, bringing their innovative spirit to their life’s work – and changing the world along the way.