Robert I. Reis


Professor Emeritus

Research Focus: Intellectual Property, Law and Science, Law and Social Science, Law and Technology, Local Government, Real Estate Transactions

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Robert Reis came to Buffalo in 1968 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he authored a book on Connecticut water law published by the University Press. Reis has pursued a broad range of environment, land use and development, finance and technology interests.

Reis was previously director of the School of Law's government law program and encouraged widening the scope of program coverage to include municipal law, state and local government and taxation, education law, environmental law and law and technology. His courses would include Law and Technology: Computers, Cyberspace and Policy, Municipal Law, Real Estate Transactions and Commercial Real Estate Development and Land Use.

While at UB, Reis was co-director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Concentration. His research focused primarily on law and technology, with special emphasis on the impact of technology on intellectual property, economic, legal and social structures. He was actively engaged in the use of technology-based teaching to deliver enhanced educational opportunities and content to students.