At first Professor Luis Chiesa thought he’d limit enrollment in his new course, called Contemplative Practice, Meditation, and Law, to 30 students. When registration filled up within five minutes and dozens more students were eager to get in, he had to rethink the plan.
The presentation of the 2022 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award to Judge Paul L. Friedman '68 drew remarks from the highest echelons of the bench and bar—including past presidents of the American Bar Association, a national legal affairs correspondent, a former deputy attorney general for the United States, the chief judge of U.S. District Court's D.C. Circuit and our newest U.S. Supreme Court justice.
The UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum marked the 50 anniversary of Title IX of the Higher Education Act with the publication of a series of student blog posts reviewing the decades-old law in a new light.
A beautiful setting, good music, great food, incredible summer weather—it all came together for our All-Alumni Reunion Celebration held on June 4th. And because this was the first such gathering since the pandemic began, the good vibes were off the chart.
There’s strength in numbers—and motivation, and camaraderie, and by all accounts some excellent breakfast options. That’s one happy result of a UB School of Law initiative this summer to provide extended support to newly graduated students as they prepare for the New York State Bar Exam.
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