J.D., LL.M. and J.S.D Admissions

The University at Buffalo School of Law and the Law School Admissions Council work together to make your application process seamless.

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UB Helps Law Students Find Their Financial Footing

Getting accepted to law school is one of the most exciting moments in the start of your legal career. Less exciting? Looking at tuition costs and trying to crunch the financial numbers for your law school experience. But don’t fret just yet! Many schools have a plethora of financial resources available for students to help lessen the financial burdens and costs associated with attending law school, and UB is no different.

On this page:

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Applying to Law School

Start here. Get ready for your law school journey by using these pages to guide you through our admission process.

Please be aware that UB requires students to demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before they can register for classes. More information on UB’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found on the COVID-19 Immunization Requirements webpage.

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Financing Your Education

Making wise decisions and managing your debt carefully will reduce your future debt and broaden your options for legal employment.

Tuition for 2021-22*

  In-State Non-NY Residents
J.D & LL.M.
$25,410 $30,250
J.S.D. $11,310 $23,100

* These figures do not include additional fees and expenses.

Refer to UB’s Student Accounts for the most current information regarding New York State residency. 

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Life at Law School

Whether you’re studying in the law library or networking at an alumni event, life at the law school is as robust as you want it to be.

The Admissions Team

Questions? The Office of Admissions is available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for in-person appointments, as well as phone and video meetings. Request an appointment today!

To speak with an Admissions staff member, please contact:


Gladney, Lindsay J.

Vice Dean for Admissions

School of Law

309 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-2907

Email: ljsutton@buffalo.edu

Laurel Root.

Root, Laurel

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

School of Law

310 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-2080

Email: ldt2@buffalo.edu


Kelly, Kristen

Assistant Director of Admissions/Coordinator for Diversity Recruitment

School of Law

309 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-7883

Email: kkelly11@buffalo.edu

Office of Admissions
University at Buffalo School of Law
309 O'Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-2907, law-admissions@buffalo.edu

Our Blog

All the advice needed to successfully apply and excel in law school and beyond.

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2021-22 Viewbook

The University at Buffalo School of Law is as much a way as it is a place. You stand at the threshold of a life-changing experience.

Read more for yourself by downloading our Viewbook.