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At the University at Buffalo School of Law, we want to set you up for success in any way possible, and helping you decide on your degree path is no exception. Choosing a concentration for your J.D. program is a very big decision, let us help you make it by providing you with as much information as possible.
Your will likely be pre-registered for your first year law school classes, but that shouldn't stop you from thinking about the classes you want to take in your second and third years. 
Studying for the LSAT can be daunting, and even more so if you are venturing to do it on your own. Here are some suggestions on how to get started and achieve your highest score without the high price tag of a commercial course.
Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and imagine it. It’s here. The big day is finally here. It’s your first day in the courtroom after graduating law school. You’re frantically rushing around, careful not to forget anything. As you walk out your door patting yourself down one last time to make sure that you have everything, you think to yourself “I’m prepared. I’m totally prepared”.
This year, University at Buffalo School of Law is introducing a new opportunity for undergraduate students: a BA in Law. This is only the second BA in Law in the United States, and the only such program east of the Rockies.
Sport Law has historically been a specialization that many enter later in their careers, rather than an active decision to follow that path from the beginning of their legal education. As a relatively new concentration, Sports Law encompasses many different areas of legal practice, to provide students with a broad range of experiences that are all applicable to sports in their own regarde. As the demand for a specialization in Sports Law grows,  here are 5 ways you can prepare for your first year in the UB School of Law Sport Law concentration.
When applying to law school, it is best to be as prepared as possible. This blog will help you understand how the Law School Admission Council calculates undergraduate GPA for the purpose of your law school application. 
When entering law school, staying up-to-date on everything that’s happening in the world of law can seem like an overwhelmingly daunting task. After a year or more of late nights, countless cups of coffee, and diligent studying, staying up-to-date on everything that’s happening in the world of law can still seem like an overwhelmingly daunting task. To make things easier, below are five law blogs that incoming (and current) law students should follow to help them stay in the know.
You’ve secured recommendation letters, wrote the perfect personal statement, submitted your application, and anxiously awaited a decision. Now, the moment has finally arrived. You’re about to start law school! As you embark on this journey, how do you make the best start? Before you dive into 1L classes, you will be introduced to your new school and classmates through an orientation program, and how you navigate these first few days could make all the difference in your law school experience. Want to start on the right foot? Here are a few things to consider to make the most of your law school orientation.