Clinical Legal Education

Delivering access to justice while teaching UB law students to be excellent, ethical, and engaged lawyers.

Our Clinical Legal Education program offers diverse and sophisticated practice opportunities to upper-class and LL.M. students working closely with skilled supervising attorneys.

Our clinical offerings involve cutting-edge issues and complex matters in which creativity and innovation play key roles in serving clients effectively. Our clinics empower you to be successful.

Bar Applicant Documentation

All graduates who complete a law clinic will need to document their pro bono work in order to submit an application for admission to practice in NY.

For more information, see Pro Bono Requirement - Documenting Your Pro Bono Work for Clinic Students

Our Clinics

Our Clinics

Animal Law Clinic

The Animal Law Clinic focuses on national, state and local policy addressing animal welfare issues, such as puppy mills, feral and community cats, and former racehorses.

Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic

The Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic defends free speech, privacy, and other individual rights while pressing for greater transparency and accountability in government.

Community Justice Clinic

The Community Justice Clinic (CJC) represents low-income residents and communities of Buffalo on matters related to immigration, workers' rights, civil rights, and housing.

Environmental Advocacy Clinic

The Environmental Advocacy Clinic focuses on state, national and international environmental policy issues that have direct impact on Western New York as well as national and international implications. 

Entrepreneurship Law Center Clinic

The Entrepreneurship Law Center Clinic (e-Law Center Clinic) will provide legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel.

Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic

The Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic focuses on attaining justice and safety for victims of intimate partner violence. 

Health Justice Clinic

Health Justice Clinic students provide legal services that support better health and quality of life for low-income people facing cancer.

Mediation Clinic

The increasingly vital craft of conflict resolution is the focus of the School of Law’s Mediation Clinic. Working on cases referred by local courts or other mediation agencies, students help resolve disputes in family law, small claims and the community.

Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic

The Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic provides practical legal research and thoughtful pro bono service, through an ongoing collaborative effort to empower a resilient Puerto Rico.

U.S.-Mexico Border Clinic

The U.S.-Mexico Border Clinic is an experiential course in which students will complete two weeks of intensive study in refugee and asylum law and practice followed by one week in the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas representing asylum seekers.