May 2020

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May 2020

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Celebrating Our Students

They’ve served. They’ve organized. They’ve led. They’ve learned. As this most extraordinary academic year draws to a close, UB Law Links celebrates all that our students have accomplished – and the great promise that lies ahead. [Watch our video congratulating our students on a job well done]


They did it!

The Class of 2020’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be available to view this Sunday, May 17th at 3 p.m.

Share your congratulatory messages on your social media accounts using the hashtags #UBClassof2020 and #UBLawGrad2020.

Check out UB’s virtual swag.

Inside this issue: Law School News | Alumni & Giving | Bold & Bright Students | Career Services Corner | Events

Law School News

law students in Puerto Rico
Community Advocates: Service-learning producing results
law student attends pro bono table day
Justice Seekers: Serving the underserved
law students attend BPILP auction
Future Leaders: Embodying teamwork and respect
Zoom class in session
Global Citizens: Developing an international perspective

Alumni & Giving

Emergency Students Assistance Fund
Emergency Student Assistance Fund

Even in the best of times, economic challenges can derail a student’s journey through law school. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, that risk is heightened for our students – many of whom come from modest backgrounds.

In response, UB School of Law has created an Emergency Student Assistance Fund, to make grants to tide students over when financial emergencies threaten their progress toward a law degree. [Read more / Make your gift online]

Our Bold & Bright Students

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We're so proud

Our students continually amaze us with their academic excellence, their outstanding advocacy skills and their commitment to public service.

Here is just a sampling of their accomplishments this past year. [View images]

Career Services Corner

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CSO is open for business

Law students can contact our office by phone 716-645-2056 or email us directly ( We are also taking virtual appointments via the student login portal for LOCK.

Employers wishing to post summer internship opportunities or jobs may do so in LOCK. Virtual interviewing is also available to all students through ZOOM.

Contact Marc Davies ( or 716-645-3707) with job leads or for assistance recruiting our law students.

Event Highlights

May 17 - University at Buffalo School of Law Virtual Commencement Ceremony

May 21 - Law Panel: Lessons from 2008-2010: How to Succeed Despite a Brutal Job Market

May 22 - CLE: The Payroll Protection Program - What You and Your Clients Should Know

May 28 - How to Get Free Research Resources From Home – Save the Date

June 12 - CLE: Immigration in the Time of COVID – Save the Date

June 18 - CLE: Walking an Ethical Tightrope: How to Protect Yourself in Court When You Disagree with Your Client – Save the Date

July 10 - CLE: Business Disputes in Bankruptcy Court in the Era of COVID-19 – Save the Date

Be sure to frequently check our Law Alumni Events calendar where additional events and related information are posted as they become available.

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