Research Centers & Programs

Baldy Center

Our research centers and programs present law students an opportunity to observe multiple perspectives on the law.

Established in 1978, the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary research and teaching at the School of Law and the University at Buffalo as a whole.
Buddhism, Law & Society is the first interdisciplinary academic journal to focus on Buddhist law and the relationship between Buddhism, law, and society.
The Buffalo Criminal Law Center (BCLC) provides students and scholars with a one-of-a-kind platform for in-depth study of domestic, international and comparative criminal law.
As the focal point for human rights work at the School of Law, the Buffalo Human Rights Center fosters coursework, research, and scholarship in human rights by providing direction and vision to the study and practice of international human rights law.
The Economic Justice Studies Project serves as a resource for scholars interested in giving prominence to inequality and critical theory in law and economics.
The Jaeckle Center focuses on the ways in which law, politics and principles of democratic self-governance intersect at the state and local levels.

Cross-Border Legal Studies Center

The center takes educational advantage of Buffalo’s location on the Canadian border to provide opportunities for learning about cross-border legal practice. It works closely with our alumni, many of whom are engaged in cross-border legal work in a diverse range of fields including international commercial transactions, immigration, tax and international trade, to introduce students to a range of practice opportunities.

The center coordinates its activities with internal and external faculty initiatives and student organizations. It encourages and supports cross-border related research, curricular initiatives and public presentations.