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Finding out that you have been placed on the waitlist of a law school you've applied to may feel disheartening, but there is hope! Khalil Williams '21 answers some questions and offers some advice about being on the waitlist.
Your first year of law school is intimidating. So much information is thrown at you within the first week of your 1L year that your head spins, but what you hear about the most is your first job. You talk about jobs for hours upon hours, in the classroom, in the halls, with your friends, and when you finally land a job for the summer, you’re so excited you very likely jump up and down for joy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on millions of lives, and in many ways, it has changed the way we carry on in our daily lives. Accordingly, schools are trying to navigate the balance between distance learning and traditional on-site classes.
A year ago, the end of the academic year would mean the time for prospective students to be visiting campuses and for accepted students to be attending university events to gain more information and experience with the campus they’ll soon call home.
The University of Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association has begun hosting a series of webinars to address some of the concerns and challenges related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
We asked recent alumna, Caitlin O'Neil, about her law school Trial Team experience.
Rachel Vicario ’20 and Darian Wilkom '20 attend the International Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris.
2020 has been a whirlwind year so far. With everything going on, we hope that you are still excited about being accepted to law school!  Given the current circumstances, it may be impossible for you to visit law schools for an accepted student visit.
Students usually opt into Pass/Fail (P/F) grading—also referred to as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory—when they struggle with a difficult subject matter and want to protect their GPA. It could also be that they opt to pursue a subject of interest outside their major. Given current circumstances surrounding the global pandemic, many institutions have amended their grading policies for the spring 2020 term, offering students more flexibility surrounding P/F grading.
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to law school. But wait a minute, you were accepted to more than one… Hooray! Now you have a tough decision to make and you’ll probably need some money to secure your seat.