“I chose UB because I want to practice law in Western New York, and the School of Law provides its students the best opportunity to make connections in the area.”

Tyler Gately '21

photo of Tyler.

Hometown: Lockport, New York.

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): University at Buffalo, major: Finance, minor: Economics.

Legal Interests: Antitrust Law, Tax Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law.

Law School activities: Buffalo Law Review; Property Law Teaching Assistant; Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant; Research Assistant for Professor Christine Pedigo Bartholomew; Student Ambassador Program.

Fun fact: I was a stand-in in an Alec Baldwin movie the summer before I began law school.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Tyler (tylergat@buffalo.edu).

Why did you choose UB School of Law?: I chose UB because I want to practice law in Western New York, and the School of Law provides its students the best opportunity to make connections in the area.

One piece of advice for accepted students: Pace yourself throughout the semester, and finish strong. It is certainly important to do the required reading/work throughout the year, but it is equally important not to burn yourself out in doing so. The most important time of your law school career is right before finals in your first year, and you should not be too mentally exhausted at this point.