March 2021

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March 2021

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New leadership for diversity initiatives

Building on an intensive focus, especially in the last two years, the School of Law’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is moving forward with new leadership and growing resources. Professor Luis Chiesa has been named vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. [Read more]


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Q&A with the diversity, equity, and inclusion team

Vice Dean and Professor Luis Chiesa and Program Coordinator Amber Melvin ’13 reflect on the work and the opportunity ahead. [Read more]


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


Law School News

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Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic speaks up for the voiceless
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Professor Barbas takes a hard look at defamation and privacy law
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New date for the presentation of our Distinguished Alumni Awards
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Have you received the latest issue of the Forum? If not check it out online.

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

Mar. 24 - CLE - New York Speedy Trial in the Age of COVID-19 and Civil Rights Law §50-A Discovery Update

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

Mar. 25 - Teach, Lead, Serve: A Playbook For Coaches in a Time of Crisis

Apr. 9 - GOLD Group Coffee Chat - Save the Date

Apr. 16 - Pathways to Equity in Legal Education and the Profession

Apr. 22 - CLE - What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Estate Planning

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

May 16 - School of Law Commencement Ceremony

June 17 - 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Save the Date

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


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