The School of Law is situated close to the Canadian border with the major business center of Toronto only two hours away.
We have a strong network of alumni based in Buffalo and in Ontario who engage in cross-border legal practice. These lawyers engage in the full range of cross-border work, including trade, tax, immigration, business transactions, and related areas that take them across the border regularly.
The Cross-Border Legal Studies Concentration capitalizes on our location and our linkages on both sides of the border. We engage with cross-border legal issues both in action and in the classroom to impart skills that students can then apply to cross-border work anywhere in the world.
Director: Prof. Meredith Kolsky Lewis
Students who declare their intent to complete the Cross-Border Legal Studies Concentration will be paired with an attorney mentor.
The Cross-Border Legal Studies Concentration requires 16 course credits (15 for students taking the capstone in spring 2022). There is one required course, the Cross-Border Legal Studies capstone experiential course, in which students will work with practitioners on a range of cross-border legal issues. For spring 2022, the capstone course will either be 3 or 4 credits, depending on our ability to attend in-person meetings in Canada. If the course runs as 3 credits but you need or want a 4th credit, additional work will be provided so that you can take the course for 4 credits.
Eligible Courses (not all courses offered every year)