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.
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.
Through the combined dedication and support of the School of Law, law alumni, student donors, and members of the legal community, our students have the opportunity to spend their summers working in a number of institutions who are committed to public interest law.
The Advocacy Institute is dedicated to helping students cultivate the skills, discipline, and ethics necessary to become creative and principled litigators through our Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Mediation programs, as well as moot courts, mock trials and other advocacy competitions.
The practice of law has become increasingly globalized with attorney and client often located in different countries. As a law school located within minutes of an international border, the University at Buffalo School of Law keenly recognizes the value of studying law in another country.