School of Law Admissions Blog

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All the advice needed to successfully apply and excel in law school and beyond.

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.
As a law student, letters can mean the world; whether it’s letter grades or letters from loved ones, they are all a huge part of the university experience, but the three most important letters to a law student are G-P-A. Here’s your go-to guide to figuring out that all important grade point average and what it can mean for you as a law student.
Your first couple of years of practice will be filled with many successes and stresses. While your practice area and where you work will impact what challenges you face, for me, many of the most exciting and stressful moments occur in the same place: the courtroom.  
The stress of cramming for the LSAT (or GRE) is behind you, and you survived the intolerably long wait for your score. You‘ve researched schools, requested transcripts, secured recommendation letters, and updated your resume. Now only the dreadful personal statement is preventing you from hitting the submit button.
Recently the University at Buffalo School of Law’s vice dean for admissions, Lindsay Gladney, was featured on the podcast Law You Should Know. Law You Should Know is hosted by Attorney Ken Landau, a UB School of Law alum.
It’s that time of year!  The Spring semester has ended and it’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere.  Students are anxiously awaiting the beginning of Fall classes.  As an incoming international student you’re eager to prepare to make the most of your legal education in the United States.  Did you know there are important items you can tackle now, before you arrive on campus?