In the Press

Our law faculty are frequently contacted by local and national media outlets to comment on issues of global importance.

To learn more about our law faculty, please visit our online Faculty Directory.

Below are recent samples of our faculty in the news.

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June-July 2019

photo of Aviva Abramovsky.

06/02/2019 - The Wall Street Journal quoted Dean Aviva Abramovsky in an article about Henry Greenberg, the new president of the New York State Bar Association. Abramovsky was recently named chair of the NYSBA's new Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law. The task force will hold hearings and examine questions about liability, data collection, implications for traffic routes and shared-use agreements.

April - May 2019

photo of Aviva Abramovsky.

05/24/2019 – The Buffalo News interviewed Dean Aviva Abramovsky and Professor Kim Diana Connolly in an article about the Canada goose who chose a concrete planter on a fifth-floor atrium of O’Brian Hall for her nest. Ruth Bader Gooseburg's daily activities were streamed live on the law school's Goose Cam. A similar story also ran in the New York Law Journal.


05/22/2019 - Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew published an article in The Conversation about a recent change to Catholic Church law making it mandatory for clergy to report sexual abuse to church superiors.

05/09/2019 - Reuters quoted Bartholomew in an article about a landmark decree issued by Pope Francis that makes bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up. The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including Yahoo News, Yahoo Singapore, Devdiscourse, Haaretz, Arabian Post and India’s Business Standard.


04/23/2019 - The Huffington Post quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about parents oversharing photos or stories about their children on social media, and whether their children could sue them.


05/30/2019 - The Marshall Project quoted Professor Guyora Binder in an article about a man involved in a high speed chase with police who was convicted of first-degree felony murder after an officer was struck and killed by another patrolman during the chase.

05/09/2019 - WOSU-FM, an NPR affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, interviewed Binder in an article about a teenager charged with felony murder in a case where her boyfriend was fatally shot by police during an alleged robbery. Binder also discussed the case with

Michael Boucai.

04/29/2019 - The Washington Times interviewed Professor Michael Boucai in an article about transgender advocates who sued the state of Tennessee for the right to alter their birth certificates.


04/26/2019 - WBFO quoted Connolly in an article about the veterans human rights conference “Thank You for Your Service” held at UB.



05/05/2019 - Spectrum News interviewed teaching faculty Hellen "Nellie" Drew about the Kentucky Derby and the historic disqualification of the thoroughbred Maximum Security, the horse that crossed the finish line first but did not win.

05/03/2019 - The Associated Press interviewed Drew in an article about women hockey players who have pledged to not play in North America until the NHL establishes a women’s professional hockey league.  The article appeared in more than 100 news outlets throughout Canada, including CTV, MSN Canada, Yahoo Canada Sports, Edmonton Journal, Toronto Sun, Canoe, Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen, Daily Hunt (India), Wow (Mexico), Taiwan News, Gainesville Sun, KOMO-TV (Seattle), Sacramento Bee, Hartford Courant and Minnesota Public Radio.

04/23/2019 - Pennsylvania’s Patriot-News quoted Drew in an article about football player Le’Veon Bell and the purpose of the NFL's franchise tag.


04/16/ 2019 - USA Today interviewed Professor Lucinda Finley in an article about efforts by Planned Parenthood to reshape its image and publicly position itself as a front-line community health provider. The article also appeared on Salon, Richmond Times-Dispatch, ABC News, Miami Herald, Philly Voice, and Herald Mail.


04/23/2019 - Buffalo Business First interviewed Vice Dean Bernadette Gargano in an article about the five-year anniversary of the Federal Court Pro Se Assistance Program, a collaboration between Volunteer Lawyers Project and the School of Law.


05/13/2019 - Professor Jonathan Manes was interviewed by The Buffalo News in a story that reviewed data from 2014-2017 showing that the Buffalo Police Department issued more tickets for tinted-windows than any other traffic citation. (Danielle Pelfrey Duryea was interviewed by WIVB-TV about this same issue.)

05/05/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Manes in an article about the U.S. Constitution’s “Speech or Debate Clause,” and the impact it could have on Rep. Chris Collins’ upcoming trial on federal insider trading charges.

Photo of Mutua.

04/01/2019 – Professor Makau Mutua was a guest for the podcast “Africa Rights Talk” produced by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.


Photo of O'Rourke.

04/30/2019 - Buffalo Business First interviewed Professor Anthony O’Rourke in a Q&A article about O’Rourke's leadership of the School of Law’s Advocacy Institute and his plans for the program.

Photo of Danielle.

05/28/2019 - interviewed Danielle Pelfrey Duryea in an article about the second opioid lawsuit that the state of Oklahoma has brought against an opioid manufacturer.

05/13/2019 - Pelfrey Duryea was interviewed by WIVB-TV in a story that reviewed data from 2014-2017 showing that the Buffalo Police Department issued more tickets for tinted-windows than any other traffic citation. (Jonathan Manes was interviewed by The Buffalo News about this same issue.)

04/03/2019 - interviewed Pelfrey Duryea in an article about the court battles facing Purdue Pharma over allegations of misleading marketing practices and misrepresentation regarding Oxycontin.

Rick Su.

05/15/2019 - Voice of America  interviewed Professor Rick Su about the Trump Administration’s new immigration plan which would change the focus of the immigration approval process prioritizing highly skilled and educated individuals over those with family ties to U.S. citizens or with humanitarian needs. The article also appeared in Eurasia Review and Voice of America Zimbabwe.

05/14/2019 - Professor Su was a guest on the podcast “The Capitol Pressroom” for a segment focusing on renewing New York’s rural areas.

February - March 2019

Photo of Nicole Hallett.

03/26/2019 - An article in the New York Times describes a lawsuit filed by assistant clinical professors Nicole Hallett and Jonathan Manes on behalf of Adham Hassoun. The case is the latest chapter in a series of disputes over when the government may hold an individual in open-ended detention.

Photo of Nellie Drew.

03/14/2019 - The Associated Press interviewed Helen "Nellie" Drew, professor of practice in sports law and director of the Center for the Advancement of Sport, in an article on college coaches accused of accepting bribes to accept wealthy students. 


03/15/2019 - Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew joined New York State Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace ’94 for a press conference introducing the Child Abuse Reporting Expansion (CARE) Act. The press conference was covered by local media, including WKBW and WGRZ.


03/14/2019 - Yahoo News (New Zealand) quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article explaining how the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into Facebook’s data-sharing agreements may lead to revelation of more embarrassing disclosures.

02/15/2019 - Professor Bartholomew was interviewed by MarketWatch for an article about Canada Dry’s “Made from Real Ginger” ginger ale campaign, forcing the company to pay $11.2 million to settle claims that it misled consumers.


03/27/2019- The Buffalo News quoted Helen “Nellie” Drew in an article that reported on the idea of a domed, open-air or one with a retractable roof.  Drew was also featured in a WKBW-TV segment on the new proposed stadium.


03/27/2019 - Bustle interviewed Professor Lucinda Finely in an article that featured experts weighing in on the four state legislatures who have passed or advanced “heartbeat bills,” making it illegal to obtain an abortion after the detection of a “fetal heartbeat.”

03/13/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Finley in a column about a proposal to raise the age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.


03/06/2019 - Wyoming Public Media interviewed Professor James Gardner about a bill in Colorado that would cast all of Colorado's electoral votes in a presidential election to the winner of the national popular vote. The story also aired on Boise State Public Radio and KRCC-FM in Colorado.


03/0/2019 - The online publication, The Intercept, interviewed Professor Nicole Hallett in an article about immigration lawyers working together in teams in order to serve clients facing deportation by ICE. Hallett’s and the Community Justice Clinic, recently joined a group of immigration lawyers representing Kinimo Ngoran, an Ivorian man who was held in the Batavia Federal Detention Facility.

December 2018 - January 2019

clergy privilege.

01/09/2019 - The Springfield News-Leader, part of the USA Today network, interviewed Professor Guyora Binder in an article about felony murder, a mechanism that allows individuals to be charged with murder without actually killing someone.

clergy privilege.

12/26/2018 - WVIB interviewed Professor Kim Diana Connolly for a story on a new law passed by the Buffalo Common Council that prohibits tethering dogs for over an hour during extreme weather conditions.  Council Member Joel P. Feroleto '12 worked with the School of Law’s Animal Law Clinic, the Erie County SPCA, and the City of Buffalo law department to sponsor this law. This story was also covered by WKBW.


12/20/2018 - WGRZ-TV interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew about new privacy issues related to Facebook.

12/13/2018 - Bartholomew appeared on the TWiT netcast, This Week in Law, on the topic “The Neuroscience of Cheetos,” where he discussed his book “Adcreep,” the advertising industry, and how brain scans may help the future of marketing.


12/28/2018 - The Atlantic quoted Professor Irus Braverman in an article about an animal advocacy group and its effort to move an elephant from the Bronx Zoo to an animal sanctuary.

12/02/2018 - The Guardian mentioned Braverman’s book “Coral Whisperers” in an article that gives a rundown of inevitable environmental catastrophes around the globe.


01/05/2019 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Jonathan Manes in a story about a lawsuit in Buffalo federal court that looks at how the government is now using hacking in ordinary, day-to-day investigations, not just in national security and foreign intelligence probes. The article reports that the lawsuit was brought by the ACLU, Privacy International, and the School of Law’s Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic. The article also quoted law student Colton Kells '19.

12/05/2018 - Buffalo residents participated in a public forum on the Buffalo Police’s use of body cameras. Local media outlets WGRZ, WIVB, the Buffalo News and WBFO interviewed Professor Manes, who is co-chair of the Police Advisory Board to the Buffalo Common Council. Law students Orlando Dickson ’19 and Colton Kells ’18 gave a formal presentation at the forum.


01/09/2019- The New York Law Journal interviewed Melinda Saran, the law school's Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives, in an article about the impact the government shutdown is having on young law students who may have been considering a career in government service. This story was also reprinted in Nonprofit Quarterly.

October-November 2018

clergy privilege.

10/30/2018 - Spectrum News interviewed Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew in a story about the possible legal fallout that could be faced by the whistle-blower in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo sex abuse scandal. Bartholomew also explained clergy privilege on WIVB.

asbestos trust funds.

10/31/2018 – The Associated Press interviewed Professor Todd Brown in an article about efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to step up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds to reduce fraudulent claims. The story appeared in more than 250 news outlets, including The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, NBC New York, WTOP in Washington, DC, and Yahoo News in the U.S., UK, New Zealand and Singapore.


10/31/2018 - quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in a story about New York State Governor Cuomo urging businesses to advertise in public subway stations.

10/31/2018 - The Boston Globe interviewed Professor Bartholomew in an article about a New Hampshire judge ordering Amazon to provide Echo recordings in a double murder case.

10/20/2018 – quoted Professor Bartholomew in an article about global differences in the use of the Internet. “The European Union is flexing a bit more muscle. We’ve always had a bit of a big difference between what the internet looks like in China and the western world, and now we’re seeing some more distinctions between the European Union and the United States,” Bartholomew explained.


10/15/2018 - The New Yorker cited Professor Irus Braverman’s new book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink, in an article about naturalists who are chronicling the alarming extinction of not just animal species but geographic features of the earth.


10/31/2018 – The Associated Press interviewed Todd Brown in an article about efforts by the US Department of Justice to step up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds to reduce fraudulent claims.


10/21/2018 – The Buffalo News quoted Professor Lucinda Finley in a story about the 20-year anniversary of the murder of Buffalo doctor Barnett Slepian by a pro-life extremist.


11/30/2018 - Roll Call interviewed Professor James Gardner in an article about a recent New Jersey law that clarifies that a candidate for one of the state’s U.S. Senate or House seats can also run in presidential primaries.

11/15/2018 - South Florida Sun Sentinel interviewed Professor Gardner in an article about issues with voting by mail in elections.


10/28/2018 – Vice Dean Bernadette Gargano was interviewed by Law360 in an article about a self-represented litigant's appeal of an order refusing to allow him to amend his case.


11/20/2018 - The Miami Herald, Bradenton Herald and McClatchy DC Bureau quoted Professor Jonathan Manes in an article about the Trump dossier case and a south Florida judge's request for justification of why documents should remain sealed.

10/29/2018 - An article in Business First and Buffalo Law Journal reported that an interdisciplinary team from the University at Buffalo will examine the ethical issues of using artificial intelligence in the criminal justice system as part of a year-long project led by Assistant Clinical Professor Manes.


10/17/2018 - Professor Martha McClusky co-authored an opinion piece in The Hill examining the distinctly human-made problems of social and economic inequality that have been reinforced and aggravated by storm damage from Hurricane Florence.


10/10/2018 - Lecturer Tolulope Odunsi was interviewed by Bizwomen in an article about efforts to increase the number of women attorneys in leadership positions.


10/18/2018 - WKBW-TV and Buffalo Business First interviewed Vice Dean Lisa Patterson for a story about the first annual New York State Public Defenders Career Fair hosted by the law school at the Center for the Tomorrow, held at the University at Buffalo.

Rick Su.

10/22/2018 – The Guardian quoted Professor Rick Su in an article about the impact of ICE's reliance on a county detention center in Maryland to maintain detention and deportation numbers.

August-September 2018

Felony murder.

09/29/2018 - cited Professor Guyora Binder’s 2011 article “Making the Best of Felony Murder” in a story about Curtis Brooks, convicted of felony murder in Colorado despite no demonstrated intent to kill. This article also appeared in The Appeal.

Google News.

08/29/2018 - Yahoo News interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about President Trump’s allegations of bias in the media. The article also appeared on Yahoo News sites in Canada, Singapore, UK and Australia.


08/06/2018 - WalletHub interviewed Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew about the difference between hard and soft credit inquiries and what individuals can do to protect their credit score. Bartholomew discussed questions like the biggest mistake that people make with regard to credit inquiries.

Michael Boucai.

09/25/2018 - The Buffalo News quoted Professor Michael Boucai in an article on the Catholic Charities' decision to end its adoption and foster placement program.


09/13/2018 - The Buffalo Law Journal reported on the UB Law Sports & Entertainment Forum launched by teaching faculty Helen “Nellie” Drew and Joe Schafer ‘18, a blog that allows students, professors, alumni and others to discuss legal issues facing the sports world.


08/15/2018 - Professor James Gardner was interviewed by various media outlets regarding the removal of Rep. Chris Collins from the ballot in the face of insider trading charges, including: WBEN-AMUK Progressive , WGRZ, and NBC News.


09/24/2018 - Spectrum News interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Jonathan Manes and law students Colton Kells ‘19 and Orlando Dickson ‘19 about a pilot program to test the use of body cams by Buffalo Police. Manes was recently elected to be co-chair of the Police Advisory Board to the Buffalo Common Council. 


09/22/2018 - The Paris-based digital news magazine WorldCrunch interviewed Lecturer Stephen Paskey in an article about asylum seekers in Malaysia and the trauma they experience in seeking asylum.

Rick Su.

08/16/2018 – The Pacific Standard interviewed Professor Rick Su in an article about efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to shame and blame cities, including Philadelphia, that have instituted so-called sanctuary policies. This article also appeared in The Atlantic’s City Lab.


08/10/2018 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor David Westbrook in an article about the difficulties that legal experts predict Chris Collins will have in the face of insider trading charges.

June-July 2018


07/19/2018 - Yahoo Finance interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew in an article about regulators in the EU who recently fined Google $5.1 billion and demanded that it stop using its position in the mobile-phone market to block rival search engines.

06/15/2018 – The Buffalo News published an opinion piece by Professor Bartholomew that looked at a bill in the New York State Assembly that proposes to supplement New York’s century-old “right of privacy” law with a new “right of publicity” that would let the famous exert more control over how their images are used by others, giving them veto power when someone else references their name, picture or certain other characteristics for advertising purposes or purposes of trade.


06/27/2018 - The New York Times interviewed Professor Guyora Binder about a California challenge to the U.S. legal doctrine known as the felony murder rule, which holds that anyone involved in certain kinds of serious felonies that result in death is as liable as the actual killer. Said Binder, “This proposed bill is a very clever reform because it addresses the least popular and the least defensible aspects of the rule."


07/12/2018 - The New York Law Journal interviewed Professor Lucinda Finley in an article about threats by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to file a lawsuit if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade sometime in the future. Said Finley, “I do think the retirement of Justice Kennedy who was clearly the swing vote in preserving Roe does make it a very important time in New York to consider codifying access to abortion.”


07/21/2018 – Professor Rick Su was interviewed in An Associated Press Fact Check article about Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach’s claim that Kansas is the “sanctuary state of the Midwest.”

07/20/2018 - The Wall Street Journal interviewed Professor Su in a story about the legal challenges to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ crackdown on “sanctuary” immigration practices that have left his policy in an uneven state, with both sides claiming victory.

07/12/2018 - Bloomberg Law Podcast interviewed Professor Su who discussed a judge’s decision preserving most of California’s sanctuary laws aimed at protecting the state’s 2.6 million undocumented immigrants against a legal attack by the Trump administration.

06/28/2018 - The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Professor Su about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s ban on U.S. entry from a group of mostly Muslim-majority nations. Su noted that, in its decision, the court had interpreted a federal law banning discrimination in immigration based on national origin to apply only to the issuing of visas, leaving the President the broad freedom to deny entry to everyone, including visa-holders, from a particular nation. Says Su, “[That] reopens the door to the discriminatory immigration restrictions of the past, the Chinese Exclusion in the late 19th century and the national-origin quotas in the early 20th.”

06/27/2018 - Professor Su was interviewed in an article distributed by Sinclair Broadcast Group about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Trump’s authority to bar immigration and travel from certain countries. The article appeared in news outlets around the nation, including Circa, KATU-TV (Portland, Oregon), KUTV-TV (Salt Lake City), KOMO-TV (Seattle), WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.,) WZTV-TV (Nashville) and WPEC-TV (West Palm Beach).

06/25/2018 - Bloomberg interviewed Professor Su about the Trump administration’s announcement of a series of steps to reunite separated families at the southern border, made days before Trump said that people who enter the U.S. illegally should be deported immediately without court hearings or other judicial processes. Immigrants cannot be turned away at the border without a hearing “if they’re making a credible claim for asylum,” Su said. “And many of these Central Americans who are coming are in fact here to make that particular claim. Under those obligations they deserve at least a prescreening and, if they pass that, a hearing on their particular claim.”


07/15/2018 - The Buffalo News interviewed Professor David Westbrook in an article about the Buffalo Billion and the recent conviction of Buffalo businessman Louis Ciminelli, former SUNY Polytechnic Institute chief Alain Kaloyeros, and two Syracuse developers on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.

07/11/2018 - Westbrook’s paper “Snapchat's Gift: Equity Culture in High-Tech Firms” was referenced in Matt Levine’s Bloomberg Opinion column “Investors Gave Snap a Gift: Also insider trading, private wealth and credit portfolio trades.”

April-May 2018


05/14/2018 - The Wall Street Journal quoted Nellie Drew in a story about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the door to legal sports gambling across the country by invalidating federal prohibitions on such wagers. Drew was also interviewed by The Buffalo NewsWGRZ and 103.3 The Edge: WEDG Buffalo.


05/03/2018 - WIVB-TV interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on online purchases and sales tax collection. Bartholomew was also interviewed by WGRZ-TV prior to the ruling.


05/18/2018 - Associate Professor Christine Bartholomew talks about the difference between hard and soft credit inquiries and what individuals can do to protect their credit score on

04/25/2018 - WBFO-FM interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew and law students Matthew Simeone and Matt McClellan about the role of online social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, as primary sources of information and communication.

Michael Boucai.

04/26/2018 - USA Today interviewed Associate Professor Michael Boucai about Bill Cosby's conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault and the possible sentencing. The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including MSN in the U.S., South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, Pacific Daily News, KUSA-TV in Denver, KHOU-TV in Houston and WTSP-TV in Tampa.


04/16/2018 - Spectrum News reported on the outcomes of the Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic. The story interviewed Kim Diana Connolly, vice dean for advocacy and experiential learning and director of Clinical Legal Education, and third-year student David Yovanoff. A story also appeared on WKBW-TV.


05/08/2018 - Nicole Hallett, assistant clinical professor and director of the Community Justice Clinic, presented testimony at a Department of Labor hearing held at the Erie Community College City Campus in support of a proposal to eliminate the tip credit and ensure that tipped workers make the full minimum wage. The hearings were covered by local media outlets WBFO-FM and WBEN-

Local new outlets reported on a study published by Hallett titled "Workers on the Brink: Low-Wage Employment in the City of Buffalo" that was presented at the 9th Annual Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop on April 13. Coverage was provided by local news outlets WBFO, WKBW, and The Buffalo News. Hallet also published an op-ed in April 20 edition of The Buffalo News on the findings from her report.


05/02/2018 - Bloomberg interviewed Professor Rick Su about the fate of a caravan of Central American migrants who arrived at the U.S. border asking for asylum and are being allowed across the border in small groups, despite pledges by the current Administration to keep them out.

04/03/2018 - The Atlantic’s CityLab interviewed Su about the grassroots reaction to the federal government’s attack on California’s sanctuary state laws. CityLab interviewed Su again later that month about the link between the legal battles over California’s sanctuary state policies and the historical struggle over cannabis legislation.

February - March 2018


02/10/2018 - Yahoo Finance interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Jonathan Manes about United States v. Microsoft, a data privacy case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.


03/25/2018 - WVIB-TV interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew about Facebook’s questionable data privacy practices in the wake of the misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica. Bartholomew was also interviewed by WKBW-TV.

2/02/2018 - Mark Bartholomew contributed an article to The Conversation about how Super Bowl advertising has changed over time. The article appeared in news outlets including Business Standard, San Antonio Express-News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, UPI and Connecticut Post.


02/05/2018 - WKBW-TV interviewed Helen “Nellie” Drew about the role a new football stadium could play in attracting a future Super Bowl to Buffalo. Drew said the NFL wants the big game held in more modern stadiums so it can entertain clients with Fortune 500 connections in style.


02/20/2018 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Professor James Gardner about the continuing Pennsylvania gerrymandering fight that has led national Republicans to threaten to sue over the new Pennsylvania congressional map. A similar story about this issue ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

01/09/2018 - The Christian Science Monitor also interviewed Gardner for a story about a federal bill that would force all states to abide by each other’s gun permit laws.


03/26/2018 - An article in The Conversation by Nicole Hallett, assistant clinical professor and director of the Community Justice Clinic, looks at a measure in the $1.3 trillion federal budget that prevents the Trump administration from changing the law to allow employers to take workers’ tips. 

02/04/2018 - The Community Justice Clinic filed a lawsuit on behalf of six former employees of William K’s, a restaurant in downtown Buffalo, challenging the restaurant's compliance with federal and state minimum wage laws. Hallett, who directs the Clinic, was interviewed by the local media that covered the story extensively. Media reporting on the story included The Buffalo News and local TV stations, including WKBW-TV.


03/24/2018 - A Buffalo News letter to the editor by Judith Olin, assistant clinical professor and director of the Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic, addresses a public official’s dismissal of intimate partner violence as a ‘family matter’.


03/13/2018 - Politico interviewed Professor Rick Su about a federal appeals court decision that formally overturned nearly all of an injunction aimed at blocking local governments in Texas from adopting so-called sanctuary policies.

01/26/2018 - Su was also interviewed on KJZZ-FM (Tempe, Arizona) about the current administration’s newly proposed DACA provisions.

December 2017 – January 2018


01/18/2018 - An article in the New York Law Journal reported on students from the School of Law who are providing legal services to residents of Puerto Rico. The article quoted Kim Diana Connolly, vice dean for advocacy and experiential learning and director of Clinical Legal Education.


In a related story, School of Law student Jonathan Reyes-Colon, who was born in Puerto Rico, shares his reflections on the legal clinic and his experience since Hurricane Maria with the New York Law Journal.

Mark Bartholomew.

01/25/2018 - WBFO-FM interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew about an executive order signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that aims to preserve net neutrality in New York State. Bartholomew said it remains to be seen whether the executive order can really be enforced. 


01/23/2018 - WIVB-TV interviewed adjunct Hellen “Nellie” Drew about a new committee created by the National Football League to tackle social justice issues.



01/23/2018 - The Atlantic’s CityLab interviewed Professor Rick Su about a bill in the Massachusetts state legislature that would protect cannabis users from federal enforcement.


Mark Bartholomew.

01/14/2018 – The Buffalo News interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew in a story about the end of net neutrality, an Obama-era policy aimed at forcing internet service providers to allow the same access to all websites. 


01/09/2018 - The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Professor James Gardner for a story about a federal bill that would force all states to abide by each other’s gun permit laws. 


01/04/2018 - Canada’s National Post quoted Lecturer Stephen Paskey in an article about the allegations of sexual assault and harassment filed against the founding artistic director of Toronto's renowned Soulpepper Theatre Company. The article also appeared in The Western Star, The Telegram and CTV News.

12/22/2017 - A ProPublica article on the increasing rate of life-threatening complications for new mothers in the U.S. quotes Professor Lucinda Finley. Finley discusses the legal impact of tort law on women suffering complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. The article was distributed to more than 90 news partners.

12/14/2017 - WBFO-FM interviewed Professor Mark Bartholomew for a story on the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to end net neutrality.

12/01/2017 – interviewed Professor Rick Su on whether or not living in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant is a crime or a civil violation.

October-November 2017


11/06/2017 - The National Law Journal interviewed Professor S. Todd Brown in an article about Bestwall LLC, the latest firm to file for bankruptcy due to rising numbers of asbestos lawsuits filed against them.


10/10/2017 - WKBW-TV interviewed adjunct faculty member Helen "Nellie" Drew on a proposed NFL rule requiring players to stand during the national anthem.

11/09/2017 – Bloomberg News - Audio interviewed Professor Rick Su where he discussed efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union to release hundreds of Iraqis who have been detained by immigration authorities.

11/02/2017 - A story on WGRZ-TV interviewed Professor James Gardner about the New York Constitutional Convention and it's relevance in the 21st century.

11/02/2017 - The Times (UK) interviewed Professor Matthew Steilen for an article about President Trump’s tweets and the troubling questions his social media use raise about separation of powers and the independence of prosecutors and the federal judiciary.

10/31/2017 – The Times of San Diego quoted Professor James Gardner in a story on allegations of voter fraud for a woman who voted in Georgia’s November 2016 election despite later swearing that she had been a resident of the East County, California district.

10/25/2017 - In a Bloomberg Law Brief podcast, Assistant Clinical Professor Jonathan Manes was interviewed about why the Department of Justice is moving to scale back the use of so-called “sneak-and-peek” searches.

10/20/2017 - CBS News interviewed Professor James Gardner in a story about a donation to the campaign of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and concerns over potential conflicts of interest.

10/15/2017 – Professor James Gardner was quoted by Business Insider in an article discussing the legality of Russian-bought ads that promote their fake news. The article also appeared in Business Insider editions in the UK, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as on Global Times.

10/14/2017 – Adjunct faculty member Helen "Nellie" Drew was quoted by the Greensboro News & Record in an article about a recent decision clearing the University of North Carolina of wrongdoing following allegations that the university set up a shadow curriculum designed to keep student-athletes eligible for play. The article also appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal.

10/12/2017 - United Press International quoted Professor Charles P. Ewing in a story about a new ordinance passed by the North Tonawanda Common Council that punishes the parents of children who bully others.

10/11/2017 - The New York Times quoted Professor Anthony O’Rourke in an article on different forms of amnesty found in the U.S. legal system.

10/06/2017 – Fox News quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, implemented to help protect social media sites in their early years.

10/02/2017 - quoted Assistant Clinical Professor Nicole Hallett in an article about DACA renewal clinics.

August-September 2017

Tara Melish.

Professor Tara Melish testifies on gender equality before the Buffalo Common Council

09/15/2017 – Professor James Gardner was quoted in an article in The Washington Post on President Trump’s FEC nominee, James E. Trainor III, and Trainor’s stance on the principle that the public benefits from the disclosure of political donors, arguing that voters could be distracted from the content of political messages if they focus on who is financing ads.

08/31/2017 - Professor Rick Su appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law" to discuss a court decision in Texas, which blocks the state’s plans to punish so-called sanctuary cities if they offer help to immigrants living in the United States illegally.

08/04/2017 - An article on The Hill by Professor Martha McCluskey looks at new credit contract clauses that call for forced arbitration if a financial institution refuses to correct a mistake or cheats consumers out of money.

07/17/2017 - A Reuters article about Takata Corp.’s U.S. bankruptcy, and the impact of the people injured by the company's defective air bags on the bankruptcy proceedings, interviewed Professor S. Todd Brown. The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including The New York Times, MSN, New York Daily News, Japan Times, NDTV in New Delhi, The Fiscal Times, Singapore’s Today Online, England’s Daily Mail, CNBC, Czechoslovakia’s 24 365 News, Yahoo Singapore and France’s Euronews.

07/12/2017 - An article on Reuters about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential race and the investigation into whether he violated U.S. election law quoted Professor James Gardner. The article appeared in news outlets around the world, including Yahoo News in the U.S., Singapore, India and England; India’s NDTV; China Daily; MSN Singapore; France’s Euronews; England’s Daily Mail; and Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald.

July 2017 - An article in The Atlantic about the decline in unions and the need for a new kind of labor organization that could address the grievances of workers who feel voiceless and powerless quoted Professor Matthew Dimick.