“I chose UB School of Law primarily because of the school's emphasis on community, which quickly became evident during my first-year. Professors, faculty, and staff truly care about you and diligently work every day for students.”

Khalil Williams '21

photo of Khalil.

Hometown: Buffalo, New York.

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): Nazareth College of Rochester with a B.S. in Business Management and Legal Studies.

Legal Interests: Administrative Law, Civil Rights Law, Business Law, and Litigation.

Law School activities: Secretary on the Black Law School Association (BLSA) E-Board, student attorney in Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic, student worker in the School of Law Office of Admissions, Student Ambassador Program, and BARBRI Student Representative.

Fun fact: I have a cat named Simba.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Khalil (khalilwi@buffalo.edu).

Why did you choose UB School of Law?: I chose UB School of Law primarily because of the school's emphasis on community, which quickly became evident during my first-year. Professors, faculty, and staff truly care about you and diligently work every day for students. Also, I wanted to receive a high-quality legal education without the burden of accumulating student debt. Lastly, the Experiential Learning opportunities underscored the ways that students can get involved and gain critical skills.

One piece of advice for accepted students: Appreciate this opportunity that has been given to you and to work diligently every day. The work may be hard at times, but it is worth it. Get involved on campus, whether it is attending a networking event, participating in Experiential Learning, or joining a Student Organization. Most importantly, do not be afraid to ask for help from your peers or your professors: the school wants you to succeed and to be prepared for the legal profession.