News & Events

Stories and news about the School of Law's activities and accomplishments.

5/14/20
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.
5/14/20
The Veteran’s Law Practicum has now begun operating its popular help desks through an online portal, using a confidential sign-up inquiry system to offer meetings via Zoom to interested veterans.
5/14/20
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.
5/14/20
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.
5/13/20
Even after the school year has ended, the UB School of Law’s chapter of the Federalist Society is still planning events.
5/14/20
One of UB School of Law’s most active student groups is wrapping up a robust year that brought rigorous discussion to bear on some of the toughest issues in law and in society.
5/14/20
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.
4/22/20
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.
4/22/20
The Sears Law Library’s array of digital resources and the librarians' agile ability to work remotely means vital services continue virtually without a stumble.
2/24/20
UB School of Law’s newest academic concentration gives students a significant career advantage: intense training in the skills of legal advocacy.
2/25/20
UB School of Law’s trial competition teams will continue to flourish thanks to a major gift by a Western New York attorney whose family has deep roots in the law school.
2/25/20
Through the support of a prestigious Justice Fellowship from the Immigrant Justice Corps, Shelby Scibetta ’20 continues her work with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Buffalo to make a real difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees.
1/28/20
The intense experience of law school can sometimes surface physical or mental health challenges, and UB School of Law students aren’t immune. Now, in a time when society in general is more aware of these concerns, the school continues to expand its efforts to make help readily available to students who need it.
2/6/20
Their hard-won skills in legal mediation will be put to an international test next month when a two-person student team will represent UB School of Law at a major competition in Paris.
1/28/20
Our Civil Liberties & Transparency Clinic has hired Michael Higgins as a staff attorney and clinical teaching fellow who will continue the Clinic’s work in the areas of government accountability and freedom of the press.