The University at Buffalo School of Law is an ABA-approved law school and must comply with the ABA Accreditation Standards found online on the ABA Standards webpage.
An interpretation of Standard 510 provides: “A ‘complaint’ is a communication in writing that seeks to bring to the attention of the law school a significant problem that directly implicates the school’s compliance with the standards.”
This policy and procedure apply only to complaints that directly implicate the law school’s program of legal education and its compliance with ABA Standards. Those that wish to file a complaint should follow this procedure:
After the complaining student has been advised of the outcome or resolution of the complaint, the complaining student may appeal the decision to the Office of the Dean in 319 O’Brian Hall or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the complaint and a summary of the process and resolution of the complaint shall be kept in a confidential manner in the Office of Student Affairs for a period of ten (10) years from the date of final resolution of the complaint.
The School of Law will not retaliate against any person who files a complaint under this policy. Nor will the law school permit any faculty member, administrator, employee, trustee, or student to do so.