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COVID-19: Law School Planning and Response

COVID-19 Hotline

Erie County Department of Health hotline for COVID-19 related calls: 716-858-2929

For Law-IT Assistance: Call 716-645-7393, email Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu or submit a request via Law IT's Ticket Support Center

For Live Law-IT Requests (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm): Text 716-222-9905 or Live Zoom Support Line.

Additional IT Resources:

University Guides and Information

Updates Health & Safety Law Faculty & Staff Law Students Law Library Services Bar Examination
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Information for Law Students

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New Daily Health Check requirements for Spring

Resouces and Services for Students

Spring ’21 Mandatory Return-to-Campus Testing for Students
Mandatory return-to-campus testing will be conducted Jan. 25 through Feb. 5, and routine surveillance testing will be conducted throughout the spring semester. [For more information including how to make an appointment]

Law School Emergency Student Assistance Fund   
If you are in need of financial assistance, the law school has an Emergency Student Assistance Fund to help provide temporary relief during emergency situations. More information about the application process can be found here.

UB Student Emergency Funds
Separate from the law school’s Emergency Student Assistance Fund, the University has its own fund and process for awarding grants to eligible students who are experiencing an unforeseen hardship that could impact their ability to remain enrolled in school.

Phone line set up for UB students to report confirmed positive COVID-19 cases - UB has established a phone line for students who have tested positive for the virus. With this phone line, students can report their positive test and receive assistance as needed.

Law School Directory - A listing of the School of Law's departments, the services they provide, their virtual hours, contact information, and those individuals working in these departments.

Remote learning technology resources for UB students - Resources are available if you need a laptop, Internet access, software or technology tools for your classes.

Law-IT Training Sessions - Law-IT will provide livel training sessions covering the necessary skills to provide, or participate in, hybrid and online classes. All are welcome. Contact Law-IT for details on how to participate.

1Capen - 1Capen hours have changed, visit their website for available services. Reservations are required for in-person services.  

UB Parking and Transportation - In-person payments are no longer accepted and parking permits are by mail only. Parking permits will be mailed to the address that you have on file so please remember to update your address before submitting payment. Visit their website to register for your parking permit.

Project Hope - New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline
NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reaction and emotions during  COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.

Virtual Events, Student Spaces, and Room Reservations

Please remember that everyone on campus must follow the University and State Health and Safety Guidelines.  Students should also review the University’s Public Health Behavior Expectations.  We are regularly evaluating safety concerns and policies as the public health crisis remains fluid. Thus, UB School of Law reserves the right to amend these policies as necessary.
Student Study Space - Guidelines for designated student workspaces.

Printing Services

Second Floor "Law School" Printers in Law Library Moved to 5th and 7th Floors

  • “Law School” printer moved from the 2nd floor to the 5th floor, to ensure law students have 24/7 access.
  • Two “UB Print Anywhere” printers are relocated outside the Law Library, one on the first floor and one on the second floor of O’Brian Hall. More information on “UB Print Anywhere” printers is here
  • Two Lexis printers are located on the 5th and 7th floors. Free printing provided by Lexis
  • More information on O’Brian workstations and printers is here.

Please note, the 2nd floor Law Library entrance is currently closed.

UB Print Anywhere

UB students receive a semesterly quota of free pages to print assignments at any of 40 print station kiosks. Visit their website to learn how to easily print assignments from any computer, a computing site, smartphone, a USB drive, and more.