About Us

Among the strongest public law schools in the nation and a world-class center for interdisciplinary studies, the University at Buffalo School of Law provides students with a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools they need to succeed in a competitive environment.

The University at Buffalo School of Law -- the only law school in the State University of New York system — is situated on the flagship campus of a world-class research intensive public university, the largest in the northeastern United States. One of only a few law schools located on an international border, we offer a myriad of cross-border learning opportunities, including our new cross-border legal studies concentration. Many of our nationally prominent faculty members have a Ph.D. in addition to their law degrees, which allow us to offer a wide range of interdisciplinary course options taught by experts.

Our innovative January short courses offer an inside view of real life lawyering and a diverse menu of topics and forums, including: tax law in Paris,  international trade law in New Zealand, legal culture in Thailand, and human rights law in Washington, D.C.  The benefits of combining the classroom with service are brought together in our practicum courses that are among of the strongest in the country. These courses combine study of a substantive area of law under a full-time faculty member with service in the community under the guidance of practicing lawyers.

But what makes us truly special is that a UB School of Law education is a collaborative initiative with the legal community.  Our students, faculty, staff, loyal employers, judges and our wide-ranging network of alumni are all deeply engaged with the law school community. They are mutually supportive of one another and directly involved and committed to the educational process. We share a distinct sense of place and pride. 

That’s the hallmark of our law school.

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.
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.
Powerful programs and practical opportunities. UB School of Law prepares you to tackle the real world through clinics, clerkships and hundreds of hands-on learning experiences.
Policy makers, thought leaders and champions for justice. Blaze your own path at UB School of Law, where access to justice is at the heart of everything we do.
Across the border and close to home, our proximity to Canada provides you with on-the-ground exposure to cross-border legal issues giving you the tools you need to launch an international law career.