Powerful Programs, Practical Opportunities

Learn by Doing at the State of New York’s Law School.

Powerful programs and practical opportunities. The School of Law prepares you to tackle the real world through clinics, clerkships and hundreds of hands-on learning experiences.


Clinical Legal Programs & Practica

You’ll have unique opportunities to make an impact on the community, the nation and the world. That’s in keeping with our conviction that the law can be a force for good in the world, when good people make it happen.

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Moot Courts, Mock Trials, Mediation Representation Competitions & Advocacy

Good lawyering is about fighting hard – for justice, for your client, for what you believe in. That’s called advocacy, and at the School of Law you’ll learn to build your case and wage that fight skillfully, effectively and fairly.

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Externships & Judicial Externships

It’s one thing to read casebooks. The more important thing is to make the law work for real people with real needs. You don’t have to wait until graduation to work with actual clients. Here, our extensive clinical program affords hands-on experiences.

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Pro Bono & Access to Justice

Good writing, it’s said, is good thinking. Here at the School of Law, from day one you will get world-class legal training in the skills of legal analysis, research, and writing – the very essence of what practicing lawyers do every day.

See Also

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New York City Program in Finance and Law

Students in our New York City Program in Finance and Law spend a semester learning about the high-stakes world of corporate finance.

buffalo law review editorial board.

Law Journals

The School of Law’s wide array of scholarly law journals provides students with the opportunity to develop research and writing skills and make important contributions to legal scholarship.