September/October 2021

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  September/October 2021

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Resetting the power imbalance

The law school’s Civil Rights and Transparency Clinic, directed by Professor Heather Abraham, has built a record of effective representation for local and national journalists seeking essential information. Its work does double duty—ensuring access to justice for its clients and training law students in the skills they’ll need in practice. [Read more / Watch the video]


Inside this issue: Law School News | Faculty Highlight | Alumni & Giving |
| Career Services Corner | Volunteers Needed | Events


Law School News

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Announcing the Professor Teresa A. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund
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Meet Our 2021-22 Law Alumni Association Leaders
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Two new student groups provide guidance for students in need
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Simon Honig ’23 to compete in World Maccabiah Games

Faculty Highlight

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Assembled by Moonlight
A photo essay

Prof. David (Bert) Westbrook, co-director of our New York City Program in Finance and Law, shares his perspective outside of the classroom and through the camera lens. [Read More]


Alumni & Giving

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Are you a member of the Law Alumni Association?

Now is a perfect time to join or renew your membership. 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]


Career Services Corner

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2021 Public Defenders Career Fair

Friday, October 29, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Via Zoom

Join us at the fourth annual New York Statewide Public Defenders Job Fair, giving law students and recent graduates a forum to learn about public defenders offices from across New York state. Interviews for internships and employment opportunities will be conducted via Zoom. The event is presented by UB School of Law, the Chief Defenders Association of New York, and the NYS Defenders Association. [Read More]


Volunteers Needed

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The Advocacy Institute seeks volunteer judges for the following competitions:

  • Oct. 22-24, 2021 - Buffalo Niagara Trial Competition (virtual)
  • Nov. 4-6, 2021 - Desmond Competition (virtual)
  • Nov. 20, 2021 - Representation in Mediation Competition (virtual)
  • Dec. 4, 2021 - Fall Trial Technique Finals (in-person)

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

Register online to be a judge.


Event Highlights

Oct. 15 - Mid-Morning Student Coffee Chat with GOLD Group – Litigation

Oct. 22-24 - Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition - (volunteers needed!)

Oct. 22 - Sex, Solicitation, and the Supreme Court: Remembering People v. Uplinger

Oct. 29 - New York Statewide Public Defenders Career Fair

Nov. 04-06 - Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition - (volunteers needed!)

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


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