“My experience at UB has ultimately opened the door for new opportunities, a promising future in the legal community, and a chance to find my true self and purpose in this world.”

Aldiama Jose Anthony '21

photo of Aldiama Jose Anthony.

Hometown: Portsmouth, Commonwealth of Dominica, WI

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): Monroe College. Major: Criminal Justice.

Legal Interests: Human Rights, International Law, and Dispute Resolution and Litigation.

Law School activities: Parliamentarian, University at Buffalo School of Law Student Bar Association: Vice President, University at Buffalo Black Law Student Association; Honorary Law Student Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York; Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; Associate, Buffalo Human Rights Law Review Journal; Student Ambassador Program.

Fun fact: I am a makeup fanatic and also have a fashion blog on Instagram. In my spare time, I love getting dolled up in makeup and trendy clothes. My passion for expressing myself through fashion/makeup helps keep me balanced during my dull moments at law school.

Why did you choose UB School of Law?: I admired UB School of Law after my supervising attorney/mentor sold me to the Buffalo community. My mentor, Sonia Baez, who also went to UB, walked a similar path of life as me as an international student- she ensured me that UB School of Law was more than just an ordinary law school; instead, it was an "experience". My journey at UB thus far has been nothing less. My experience at UB has ultimately opened the door for new opportunities, a promising future in the legal community, and a chance to find my true self and purpose in this world.

One piece of advice for accepted students: Law school will be the most rewarding experience of your life. My advice is to work/study hard, be disciplined and humble, network as much as you can, and remember that you still have a life outside of all the hard work.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Aldiama (aldiamaj@buffalo.edu).