A listing of the School of Law's departments, the services they provide, and those individuals working in these departments.
Contact: Room 319, O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings with the Dean may be scheduled via the Executive Assistant to the Dean via email@example.com.
Requests for the Dean’s attendance at academic events, alumni and development, may be submitted via email, phone call or in person, with information like date, time, location, and background information that may be helpful in preparing the Dean for attendance. We ask that events are scheduled as far in advance as possible.
Additional services and support provided by the Office of the Dean include:
Students, contact Academic Programs & Services for information on:
Contact: 317 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-2093
Students, contact Administration & Resource Management to address:
The Office of Admissions is responsible for identifying and recruiting applicants to the School of Law’s academic program through a variety of events and activities including, but not limited to, law and graduate fairs, open houses, campus visits, webinars, and LSAT prep events. The admissions office oversees all aspects of the evaluation and admissions process, including working alongside the Admissions Committee to assess and decision J.D. and LL.M. applicants and award new student scholarships. In addition, the admissions staff provides counseling to applicants and cultivates relationships with prelaw advisors and community partners to help enroll a qualified and diverse student body.
The Office of Admissions is available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for appointments by phone or Zoom.
Via Zoom / Password: law2020
Zoom Office Hours will be conducted on a one-on-one basis. If there is a wait, you will be placed in a Waiting Room until the host is available. Thank you for your patience.
The Office of Advancement and Alumni works to advance the School of Law and University by: encouraging partnerships among internal and external communities, including our over 12,000 law alumni, throughout the country and internationally; providing opportunities for meaningful and enduring engagement through communication, outreach, events and programs, volunteer and educational opportunities, and a network of connections; and by securing philanthropic and strategic investments.
The Advocacy Institute helps students cultivate the skills, discipline, and ethics necessary to become creative and principled litigators. The Institute serves as host to the law school’s programs in Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, and Mediation. These programs provide students with training from leading judges, trial attorneys, and faculty. The dedication of these practitioners and scholars enables our students to develop the litigation skills necessary to successfully advocate on behalf of their future clients.
The Office of Alumni Affairs provides connections and opportunities for UB law students to get to know and learn from other lawyers, judges and members of the larger legal community, many of whom hire our graduates. We assist more than 12,000 alumni in private practice, public interest, business, government or other areas --at all stages of their professional careers-- with networking, social and professional events, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), career connections, mentoring, reunions, and student professional development. In addition to Buffalo, we support the networking events and activities of regional alumni chapters in Albany, Central New York, New York City, Rochester, and Washington DC.
The Alumni Affairs office will be closed beginning Dec. 24 and will reopen on Jan. 4, 2021.
Normal business hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The School of Law's Information Technology and Audiovisual Department provides a variety of services that will support your research and teaching needs. We actively partner with UB Information Technology , the UB Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and the Charles B. Sears Law Library to provide faculty with the best possible computing infrastructure to support their work.
Law IT-AV Services is available as your first stop for technology questions and we are ready to assist with any computer, printer, or network issues you may encounter.
Additionally, we will assist with classroom technology and online teaching applications. We will also work with our university partners to provide you with enterprise level support for computing and classroom instructional technologies.
From December 24 – January 1 no Law IT/AV staff will be physically present in O’Brian hall, but Law IT Zoom support, ticket system and all remote live assistance will be manned on all days except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 4.
Live Law-IT Requests:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Live Zoom Support Line:
https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/95845496130 or by phone +1 646 558 8656 (use code: 958 4549 6130)
Google Hangouts: add firstname.lastname@example.org to your UB Gmail chat client
The Career Services Office (CSO) is a resource available only to UB law students and alumni, and the legal employers who seek to hire them. Our career counselors all have J.D.s and assist in summer, academic year, and post graduate job searches of students and alumni on an unlimited and free basis. We provide the assistance, encouragement and support necessary to enable law students to discover and pursue their career paths. CSO also provides free services to employers to post jobs, participate in career fairs and hold on campus interviews of UB Law students.
Currently all Career Services Office staff are working during normal business hours but remotely. For inquiries, email email@example.com or call 716-645-2056 and someone will return your message as soon as possible.
Students can make appointments using LOCK, and indicate in the “notes” box whether you would like to meet by phone or Zoom.
Students, contac the CSO for information on:
Our Clinical Legal Education program offers diverse and sophisticated practice opportunities to upper-class and LL.M. students working closely with skilled supervising attorneys. Our clinical offerings involve cutting-edge issues and complex matters in which creativity and innovation play key roles in serving clients effectively.
The Office of Communications promotes and protects the School of Law’s reputation. We manage the content and design of the law school’s official print and digital publications; maintain the law school’s website and all social media channels; facilitate the distribution and promotion of law school and/or faculty news both internally and externally; and oversee the appropriate use of the law school’s name and brand. We assist all departments and faculty members with messaging and the promotion of their work, and we address any communications crisis or concern.
Externships and Judicial Externships provide law students with unique legal and public service experience as they work in a variety of government and non-profit organizations.
See Also: Externships & Judicial Externships
The faculty assistants perform a wide variety of administrative and clerical duties in support of the faculty. They assist with class preparations, organizing materials and posting documents on UBLearns. They provide general office assistance including printing, scanning and photocopying. The faculty assistants serve as the initial point of contact for the faculty members.
See Also: Faculty Assistants
See Also: Faculty and Research
Students, contact International and Graduate Programs when you have/need:
Faculty, contact International and Graduate Programs when you need to
The Charles B. Sears Law Library occupies six floors in the center of the School of Law, and boasts a variety of different study spaces available for all UB students. Collections and services are tailored to support the research and educational missions of the UB School of Law community.
As the only research-level law library in Western New York, the Charles B. Sears Law Library is an important community resource that serves the legal information needs of the UB community, the practicing bar, and the public at large.
Winter session - From Dec. 18 to Jan. 31
Dec. 19 - Jan. 3 - The Service Desk is Closed
Jan. 4 - 31 - Service Desk Hours
Service Desk Hours
Virtual Office open on Fridays from 11:00 - noon
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 943 269 1507
Records, Registration, & Financial Aid Office manages all aspects of class registration and course scheduling, final examinations, degree conferral, bar certifications, academic transcripts, posting of grades, degree audits, financial aid, and other important processes requiring certification of student status.
The Office of Student Affairs provides a broad canopy of advising, support, engagement, and resources for law students and the law school community. This office encompasses Student Affairs, Student Life, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Vice Dean for Student Affairs provides individual advising on academic requirements, academic planning, student support and wellness, referrals for University Student Services--such as counseling and accommodations--and planning for personal concerns, unexpected occurrences, and emergencies. Students and faculty should feel free to make Student Affairs their first stop when seeking information and resources.
Contact: 314 O’Brian Hall, 716-645-6223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 18 to Jan. 31
Available by appointment only. Contact Cheryl Jones to request an appointment.
Spring Semester - starting Feb. 1
Individual Student Advising
Schedule an appointment via
Cheryl Jones, email@example.com / 716-645-6223
As part of the Office of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Life is proud to enhance the overall student experience at the School of Law by providing strategic support to our student government, student groups, journals, in order to facilitate a vibrant community for our student body. The Director also plans and executes orientation, commencement, and co-curricular events.
As part of the Office of Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion works with students, faculty, administrators, and staff to promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency throughout all levels of the School of Law. Through programming and support, we work strategically to develop relationships with students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to continue to cultivate and maintain a diverse and inclusive law school environment.
Faculty & Staff