June/July 2022

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Inside this Issue

  • Back in person, Discover Law explores the possibilities
    The energy was positive and the spirits were high as 19 undergraduate students worked, socialized and pondered their way through the Discover Law Program held this summer in O'Brian Hall.
  • UB Law goes to Washington to bestow its highest award
    The presentation of the 2022 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award to Judge Paul L. Friedman '68 drew remarks from the highest echelons of the bench and bar—including past presidents of the American Bar Association, a national legal affairs correspondent, a former deputy attorney general for the United States, the chief judge of U.S. District Court's D.C. Circuit and our newest U.S. Supreme Court justice.
  • Expanding crucial bar support at crunch time
    There’s strength in numbers—and motivation, and camaraderie, and by all accounts some excellent breakfast options. That’s one happy result of a UB School of Law initiative this summer to provide extended support to newly graduated students as they prepare for the New York State Bar Exam.
  • Celebrating a storied career in vital research
    Students, professors, practicing lawyers and the occasional public scholar will all miss a key ally at the Charles B. Sears Law Library. After 44 years of service and a career that bridged the transition from paper-based resources to digital and online research, law library faculty member Marcia Zubrow retired this past spring.
  • Law school extends conversations and interpretations after the overturning of Roe v. Wade
    Law panelists expressed a range of views about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and its impact on other rights and laws.
  • Student blog posts commemorate 50th anniversary of Title IX
    The UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum marked the 50 anniversary of Title IX of the Higher Education Act with the publication of a series of student blog posts reviewing the decades-old law in a new light.
  • A new approach to practice for a new generation of lawyers
    At first Professor Luis Chiesa thought he’d limit enrollment in his new course, called Contemplative Practice, Meditation, and Law, to 30 students. When registration filled up within five minutes and dozens more students were eager to get in, he had to rethink the plan.
  • Luis Chiesa named first Dr. Teresa A. Miller Professor of Law
    When Professor Luis Chiesa came to the School of Law in 2013, Professor Teresa Miller was among the first of his new faculty colleagues to welcome him aboard. They had a common interest in criminal procedure, and she was supportive of a Zoom lecture series he created. Now that collegial relationship has come full circle, as Chiesa has been named the inaugural Dr. Teresa A. Miller Professor of Law.
  • Together again! A reunion full of smiles
    A beautiful setting, good music, great food, incredible summer weather—it all came together for our All-Alumni Reunion Celebration held on June 4th. And because this was the first such gathering since the pandemic began, the good vibes were off the chart.