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If you have dreams of practicing law from an early age, then you may want to consider 3+3 BA/JD programs. Such programs offer students the opportunity to begin their legal education after just three years of undergraduate study.
Did you know you can pursue your J.D. degree AND your master’s or doctorate simultaneously?
A group of UB Law students, including Chloe Nowak and Alexander Buszka, got an unexpected introduction to the practical applications of immigration law by assisting in the fight against the deportation of Kinimo Ngoran, an immigrant who made a home for himself in Albany, NY. Sarah Gillman and Gregory Copeland contacted UB School of Law professor Nicole Hallett to help argue Ngoran’s case in Rochester, and she pulled two students in to assist with legal briefs. On February 25, 2L Chloe Nowak stood before a judge for the first time to argue Ngoran’s case.
Like climate change, immigration law is another area of practice that will always have high demand. Like all areas of law, immigration law requires an unparalleled amount of research and expertise in constantly changing policies. However, it can be very rewarding.
You know it’s going to take a while to prep your law school application. But when should you actually submit it? Is there a best time to apply to law school? Here are a few common deadlines & considerations to help you plan your law school application timeline!
If your passion for the law was sparked by wanting to serve the disenfranchised and underserved, you should probably become familiar with what public interest fellowships are and how you can get one. Here are 4 questions you need answered:
The 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference was the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as the Katowice Climate Change Conference. A delegation of 10 students (and 1 professor) from UB School of Law observed the climate change negotiations at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. They represented the State University of New York and worked with Islands First.
It costs a lot to become a lawyer. On average, public law schools charge between $26,000 and $40,000 a year, depending on whether you’re paying in-state or out-of-state tuition. Private schools average around $43,000 but can go as high as $65,000+. So your tuition and fees can run well into six figures over the course of a three-year JD.
One could think of worse predicaments than gaining acceptance to multiple law schools and feeling conflicted over competing scholarship offers. (Congratulations, by the way! This is an incredible problem to have.)
The JD/MBA is one of the most popular JD dual-degree programs, and that is not a coincidence. The benefits and skills one can gain from this degree combination can bridge the gap between two different but related disciplines. In this post, I explore three compelling reasons to consider a JD/MBA.