photo of Kaitlin and her dog.

Kaitlin and her dog showing their UB pride.

I visited the law school for the first time in March . . . I was immediately hooked and I knew that if I could embrace the snow, I would be in for a real treat at UB because the faculty, staff, and students at the law school are truly the best.”

Kaitlin Sines '21

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina.

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s): University of North Carolina at Asheville, Political Science.

Graduate School and Major: Western Carolina University, Master of Public Administration.

Legal Interests: Municipal and Administrative Law, Employment and Labor Law, Civil Rights Law.

Law School activities: Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Community Justice Clinic, Student Ambassador Program.

Fun fact: I went to a performing arts high school for music and was an oboe player.

Have questions about being a law student? Contact Kaitlin (kasines@buffalo.edu).

Why did you choose UB School of Law?: My mother went to UB for undergrad and I grew up hearing her reminisce about the good old days in Buffalo when she would eat wings and beef on weck, spend time at the beaches on the lake, and enjoy the Buffalo community and all of its diversity. When I began looking at law schools, already knowing that I wanted to leave North Carolina, Buffalo was the logical choice. I visited the law school for the first time in March, during the dead of winter and a time that would seem absolutely dreadful for a Southerner. However, I was immediately hooked and I knew that if I could embrace the snow, I would be in for a real treat at UB because the faculty, staff, and students at the law school are truly the best.

One piece of advice for accepted students: If you're not ahead, you're behind. Do things early, stay on top of readings and outlines (which you'll learn all about!), and pace yourself. It's a marathon, not a sprint. That being said, if you do fall behind or if life gets in the way, reach out for help sooner rather than later. You can get back on track and there are people at the law school who will gladly help you navigate the journey that is law school.