UB LAA President-Elect Marc Brown ’99 and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Todd Brown present the Jaeckle Award to recipient Hon. Barbara Howe ’80 at the 2018 NYC Alumni Luncheon.

UB LAA President-Elect Marc W. Brown ’99 and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs S. Todd Brown present the Jaeckle Award to recipient Hon. Barbara Howe ’80 at the 2018 NYC Alumni Luncheon.

The Law Alumni Association

For more than 100 years, the Law Alumni Association (LAA) has served our alumni/ae and law students with events and programs, social and educational opportunities, and a network of connections, throughout the country and internationally.

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What We Do

What the Law Alumni Association does

Tuition Scholarship Programs

A portion of all Law Alumni Association membership dues creates scholarships that help to recruit the best and the brightest students from across the nation.

Service Recognition

Every year the School of Law and the Law Alumni Association recognises alumni and those individuals in the legal community that have made an impact to either the School of Law or the legal community as a whole. Our awards include:

  • Jaeckle Award, the highest award the School of Law and the Law Alumni Association can bestow, is presented annually.
  • Distinguished Alumni Awards - five alumni are recognized at our Annual Dinner in the spring for private practice, judiciary, community service, business and public service; and an additional award is given to a non-alumnus for service to the School of Law, the University and/or the community.

Oral History Project

The Law Alumni Association helps fund the Oral History Project which hosts a collection of interviews with alumni, faculty members and friends of the law school. These interviews are preserved for posterity, and digitally indexed to provide easy access for historians, researchers and others.

The GOLD Group

Reaching out to our recent graduates, the Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Group focuses on the needs of new alumni/ae as they bridge the gap from graduate to attorney. Providing traditional and non-traditional Continuing Legal Education seminars, networking opportunities and fun, informal social events, the GOLD Group carries over the camaraderie of the classroom into those first few years of practice.

Alumni Mentoring Program

Led by our most dedicated Law Alumni Association members, this program is designed to help law students and recent graduates make the transition from law school to the legal community by paring members of the practicing bar with first-year law students. Informal mentoring events are held throughout the year in a number of locations, such as Rochester, New York and Washington, DC.

Class Reunions

The Class Reunion Program has been established so that our graduates may renew old friendships, relive special memories, and rekindle bonds to the law school. Each year, we take great pride in welcoming our alumni during the Reunion Weekend.

The School of Law has assisted many alumni volunteers in forming reunion activities, by assisting with class mailings, hiring a photography for their reunion, and ordering party-favors to help make the reunion memorable. It is our honor and pleasure to assist all our reunion classes in getting their celebrations underway.