Olin, Judith


Clinical Professor; Director, Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic

Links: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

530 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100


Judith Olin joined the faculty in 2016 to direct the Family Violence and Women’s Rights Law Clinic.  Her legal career has been dedicated to advocacy on behalf of victims of family violence. In her years as a legal services attorney, she focused on the representation of victims of domestic violence in divorce and child custody cases and initiated impact litigation leading to reform in the Buffalo Police Department’s policies in domestic violence cases.   Olin went on to become an Erie County prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases. As Director of the Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center, Olin led a multidisciplinary team that coordinated child abuse investigations for Erie County. Olin chairs the Domestic Violence Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York and serves on The Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence and the local Rape Crisis Advisory Board.

Olin received her B.A. from New York University, and her juris doctor from the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Her academic experience includes teaching in the University of Michigan’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic and teaching child abuse law as an adjunct instructor at UB.