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.
UB School of Law’s clinical legal education program serves clients who need the help most – and the novel coronavirus has made the need greater than ever. Now the school’s COVID Response Legal Clinic is working to help people with legal needs arising from the pandemic.
The energy that Professor Christine Bartholomew brings to the classroom comes from the heart. “I love the law,” she says, “and I try to share that passion with the students, to help them connect to the material. If you become engaged with the law as a tool for social change, as a way to help people, then all the coursework in law school becomes a way to further that drive and achieve those goals."
It was while he was in law school at Georgetown that Michael Boucai first imagined becoming a law professor. He loved writing papers, his professors took notice, and “I realized,” he says now, “that my particular way of looking at the law—critically minded, kind of quirky—might find a happy home in the legal academy. I went to law school hoping to do impact litigation, but I soon came to see scholarship as my best shot at making a unique contribution to the field.”
With a triple-threat array of information initiatives, the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy is expanding its reach, inviting new scholars into the discussion, and building upon the interdisciplinary relationships that make it unique.
A gross miscarriage of justice, and a hero of jurisprudence, were front and center during a special virtual gathering that engaged UB School of Law students with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled it all.
"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.