The four newest members of the Dean’s Advisory Council are geographically worlds apart – two practice in Buffalo, two in San Diego – but all are coming together in the best interests of the School of Law and its students.
Even in the best of times, economic challenges can derail a student’s journey through law school. Now, in the midst of a pandemic, that risk is heightened for our students – many of whom come from modest backgrounds.
The School of Law’s clinical education program – where student attorneys develop their legal skills while serving clients who sorely need the help – is wrapping up this most unusual school year with the satisfaction of a job well done.
In the months ahead, access to justice issues are certain to be more relevant than ever in New York State and far beyond. The 11 UB School of Law students who spent their spring semester as Pro Bono Scholars have first-hand experience advocating for underserved New Yorkers. And they’ll take that experience with them as they launch their legal careers.
As alumni know from experience, law school is a full-time job. Yet that has never stopped UB law students from devoting enormous energy outside the classroom to student organizations – groups that enliven the academic year and contribute to the rich mixture of ideas at the school.
One of UB School of Law’s signature strengths is giving students a working sense of law’s global connections. Nowhere is that more evident than in the school’s Cross-Border Legal Studies concentration – and no one better demonstrates it than the students in the concentration’s capstone course.
With social distancing keeping people physically apart, it's more important than ever to maintain our connections to each other. The UB Law Alumni Association and many of our alumni volunteers are working with the law school to keep alums in touch with each other, with the school, and with our students.