Experiential Learning

From Thailand to New York City, moot court competitions to law journals, law students have several opportunities to gain legal skills and experiences from outside the classroom.

Student lawyers work under the supervision of skilled faculty to engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving work in experiential settings.
Externships and Judicial Externships provide law students with unique legal and public service experience as they work in a variety of government and non-profit organizations.
Our Practicum courses provide immersive learning experiences for law students through in-field work assisting and observing practicing attorneys, followed up with weekly classroom work with a professor, exploring the law and reflecting on the process of becoming an attorney.
A long tradition of providing pro bono services to the Western New York community and beyond, our pro bono work helps low- and middle-income individuals and community organizations navigate a wide variety of the legal issues that confront them.
Our research centers and programs present law students an opportunity to observe multiple perspectives on the law.
Students in our New York City Program in Finance and Law spend a semester learning about the high-stakes world of corporate finance.
Competitions help our students refine their research, writing and oral advocacy skills with the help of faculty, attorneys and judges.
The School of Law’s wide array of scholarly law journals provides students with the opportunity to develop research and writing skills and make important contributions to legal scholarship.