February 2021

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February 2021

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A pioneer of progress

In honor of Black History month, we are highlighting the trailblazing career of J. Mason Davis Jr. ’59 whose early work included defending lunch counter sit-in protesters for racial integration and handling employment and voter discrimination matters. [Read more]


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John P. Comerford ’95 makes gift to establish the Hon. Timothy J. Drury ’67 Trial Advocacy Fund

A major gift to the law school will help students grow their legal advocacy skills by taking part in nationwide competitions. [Read more]


Inside this issue: Law School News | Alumni & Giving | Volunteer | Career Services Corner | Events


Law School News

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Law alumni association launches a new approach to membership
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Postponement of the 2021 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award Ceremony

We join our many colleagues in mourning the passing of Hon. Hugh B. Scott ’74, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York. A longtime champion of equal access to the justice system, Judge Scott exemplified the highest ideals of the law school and of the legal profession. Our 2021 Edwin. F. Jaeckle Award – the highest honor bestowed by the law school and the law alumni association – was scheduled to be presented to Judge Scott on February 25, 2021. In light of his recent passing, the event has been postponed. We will share the new date as soon as it is available.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Judge Scott’s family during this difficult time.


Alumni & Giving

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Are you a member of the Law Alumni Association?

It’s time to renew your membership for the 2021-22 membership year. Your dues support our expanding programs and provide tuition scholarships to help the law school attract the best and the brightest students.
[Join or renew your dues online today]


Volunteer Judges Needed

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The Advocacy Institute seeks volunteer judges for the following competitions:

  • Wechsler Competition - March 25-27, 2021
  • Trial Technique Finals - April 24, 2021

Non-transitional NYS CLE credit is available for eligible attorneys.

Register online to be a judge.


Career Services Corner

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Post your remote job and internship openings

Are you hiring interns, entry-level attorneys, or laterals to work remotely? Show the global reach of UB's network and recruit UB talent. Post your opportunities in LOCK or email us at law-careers@buffalo.edu.


Event Highlights

Mar. 4 - Let’s Talk About It! Part 2: Right to Know Law

Mar. 5 - Baldy Center: Book Talk by Hadar Aviram “Yesterday's Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and the Illusion of Parole"

Mar. 24 - CLE - RBG's Greatest Hits: As Presented by Buffalo's Top Lawyers and Scholars

Mar. 25-27 - Wechsler Competition - Volunteer to Judge the Competition

Apr. 24 - Trial Technique Finals - Volunteer to Judge the Competition

Be sure to visit our Law Alumni Events calendar for more information about upcoming events and programs.


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