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“Never tell yourself that you cannot do something.  Law school is a lot of work, there is no arguing that, but if you put your mind to it, you can achieve your goals.”

Mitchell Boughton '22

Hometown: Lancaster, New York.

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): D'Youville College, B.A. Major: history, minors: Pre-Law and Natural Sciences.

Graduate School and Major (if applicable): M.A. coursework in History.

Legal Interests: Criminal Law, Personal Injury, General Trial and Litigation, and Estate Planning.

Law School activities: Student Ambassador Program. I aspire to be on trial team/moot court next year.

One fun fact about yourself:  My family has a camp in the Adirondacks and I have vacationed there every summer since I was six months old!

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Mitchell (mcbought@buffalo.edu).

Why did you choose UB School of Law? I chose the UB School of Law for a few reasons.  One is that one of my good friends (Courtney Way, fellow Student Ambassador) encouraged me to apply after going to a [law school] open house.  I also really liked the fact that it was local because I love Buffalo and really wanted to stay here for school and hopefully in my career as well.

One piece of advice for accepted students: Never tell yourself that you cannot do something.  Law school is a lot of work, there is no arguing that, but if you put your mind to it, you can achieve your goals.  Also, do not think of law school as just a means to an end for your career.  Believe it or not, you can have fun going to law school and there are so many great opportunities outside that classroom that UB Law has to offer, so take advantage of them!