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.

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 and Transparency Clinic engages in a broad range of litigation and other advocacy to defend individual rights and to enforce the public’s right of access to information on issues involving national security, veterans, law enforcement, technology & privacy, and public health.

Community Justice Clinic

The Community Justice Clinic (CJC) represents low-income residents and communities of Buffalo on litigation as well as policy and community education projects.

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. 

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 Law School’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

Offered during the 2018 January Bridge, the Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic culminates with on-site service learning to Puerto Ricans who otherwise would be without access to justice.