Mary Starr ‘26

Hometown: Penfield, NY

Undergraduate institution and major(s), minor(s):  Paralegal Studies and Political Science at Kent State University.

Legal Interests:
My legal Interests are labor law, intellectual property in fashion, and white-collar crime.

Law School activities:
I plan on joining the Sports and Entertainment Law Society (BSELS), Law Students with Disabilities and Neurodivergencies (LSDN), and I want to try out for Law Review!

Why did you choose UB School of Law? I've wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I found out that my friend's aunt went to UB Law. She was so cool, and we wanted to be just like her, which meant I had to go to UB! As I got older, I gained an appreciation for the importance of public education, access to justice, and community ties, so all signs pointed to UB.

You're paving your path, do things that feel right for you!

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One piece of advice for accepted students: My advice for accepted students is to stay tuned in with yourself. I got lots of advice before starting law school that wasn't helpful to me personally, but I struggled to accept that just because something worked for other (successful) law students, doesn't mean it would work for me. You're paving your path, do things that feel right for you!

One fun fact about yourself:  A fun fact about me is that I've been a Girl Scout my whole life and I worked at a GS sleepaway camp for seven years!

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