The Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic defends free speech, privacy, and other individual rights while pressing for greater transparency and accountability in government.
The clinic conducts litigation and policy advocacy to achieve systemic improvements in the law and to support investigative work and accountability efforts by client organizations at the local, national, and international level.
Jonathan Manes, Director of the Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic
University at Buffalo
School of Law
507 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
We are a public interest law firm that pursues democratic accountability and the protection of individual rights, especially free speech, privacy, and other basic constitutional protections. We carry out this mission by engaging in impact litigation, policy advocacy, and individual client representation.
The clinic is currently focused on issues involving:
Our clients include prominent local, national, and international organizations such as:
"UB’s law clinics give students firsthand legal experience—and the disenfranchised a fighting chance in court," UB AtBuffalo, Winter 2018.