January 2021

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New Doctor of Juridical Science degree

The School of Law now offers a Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD), its most advanced degree, intended for students interested in making original contributions to legal scholarship. This new degree will complement the law school’s existing programs, which include the JD — the core legal qualification — the LLM (master of laws) and a recently added undergraduate major. [Read more]


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Hon. Hugh B. Scott ’74 to receive Edwin F. Jaeckle Award

Join us as we present the 2021 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award — the highest honor the University at Buffalo School of Law and its Law Alumni Association can bestow — to Hon. Hugh B. Scott '74. The presentation will take place via a live online broadcast on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. (EST).

[Register to attend the online Award Presentation /
Read more about Hon. Hugh B. Scott]


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


Law School News

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Access to Justice Hybrid Clinic provides legal assistance to inmates
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Buffalo Law Review devotes issue to the work of John Henry Schlegel

Faculty in the News

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Helen “Nellie” Drew discusses college athletes and brand sponsorships with VOX News
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Newsweek quotes James Gardner on Richard Nixon and the Electoral Count Act

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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Career Fair 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. (EST) via Zoom.

Are you an employer? Register your organization online today!

For more information, contact the Career Services Office at law-careerfair@buffalo.edu.

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Post your remote job and internship openings

Are you hiring for interns, entry-levels, 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

Feb. 4 - View from the Sidelines: The Business & Politics of the NFL featuring Ken Belson, NFL correspondent for The New York Times

Feb. 12 - CLE: Ethical Considerations in Legal Practice During Unprecedented Times

Feb. 19 - Career Fair

Feb. 23 - Spotlight on Diversity with Jonathan Beane ’98, Sr. VP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the National Football League - Save the Date!

Feb. 25 - 2021 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award Presentation

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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