An aerial photo of north campus taken at dusk.

Less Debt = More Opportunities

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.

“The price of education [at UB School of Law] allows our students to pursue any area of the law without worrying about a looming student debt after they leave.” - George Brown '17

Free to Follow Their Dream

  • Weaving a safety net for the elderly

    Karen Nicolson ’89 helps battle elder abuse by leading an organization that provides free legal services to help low-income senior citizens and disabled persons live independently and with dignity.

  • Leveraging the public good

    As Director of Upstate Revitalization for New York State, Richard Tobe '74 is responsible for $1.5 billion awarded through a competitive process to three of upstate’s eight economic development regions.

  • Making family a priority

    A big family poses its own challenges, but Gwitt says the culture of the legal profession has become much more supportive of the balance between work and family life.

Quick Facts

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2nd out of all 15 law schools in New York State for lowest average debt per graduate.


Our 2022-23 tuition for in-state residents is just $25,410. Scholarship funds can further reduce the cost of your education.


79% of first-year students receive non-conditional merit scholarships.

Public Interest.

Our average merit award for three-year J.D. students is $8,282, guaranteed for all three years of your legal education.