Practicum courses combine service learning alongside practicing lawyers with the study of a substantive area with a full-time professor.

These four-credit experiential courses are based around hands-on fieldwork assisting and observing practicing attorneys. They explore the related subject area in depth and work on other skills (such as interviewing and counseling clients, access to justice, and writing) through weekly classroom work. This class is taught by a team consisting of a full-time professor and an expert practicing attorneys. Students have a chance to observe and reflect on the process of becoming an attorney.

The course requirements include assigned reading and multimedia observations, regular journaling to reflect on the students' experiences in practice, and an end-of-semester project on a legal topic that grows from their work.

  • Apply for a Practicum
    Please review the instructions below carefully. All interested students should apply for a UB School of Law’s Legal Practicum via the online application. Please note that there is a separate application for applying for an Externship or Judicial Externship and Clinic.
  • Amicus Brief Practicum
    Offered in the spring, students in this practicum will study the role of New York State's highest Court in law and governance.
  • Asylum Appellate Advocacy Practicum
    The Asylum Appellate Advocacy Practicum will examine key appellate doctrines, procedure, and practice through an in-depth look at asylum and immigration petitions for review pending at the federal courts of appeals.
  • Practicum in Sports Law
    Students enrolled in our Practicum in Sports Law will tackle various topics within the cutting-edge Sport Law realm, including Name, Image & Likeness deals, Player Injury & Concussion projects, as well as the local Buffalo Bills Stadium project.