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, visit our Faculty Directory.

Below are recent samples of our faculty in the news.

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April - May 2022


03/25/2022 - Dean Aviva Abramovsky was recognized by Buffalo Rising as a female trailblazer in Erie County.

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05/19/2022 – BBC News quoted Professor Mark Bartholomew in a story about a class action suit against Wendy’s and McDonald’s over allegations of false advertising. A similar story ran in Brooklyn Magazine and Inside Imaging.


03/25/2022 - The Washington Post, quoted Professor Michael Boucai in its story on nearly 200 state bills that seek to erode protections for transgender and gay youth or restrict discussion of LGBTQ topics in public schools.


03/16/2022 - WIVB quoted Professor Matthew Dimick in a report on the resurgence of labor unions.


04/16/2022 - The New York Times quoted  Teaching Faculty Nellie Drew in its story on funding for the Buffalo Bills’ $1.4 billion stadium.

03/29/2022 - The Buffalo News quoted Drew in a story on the new Buffalo Bills stadium and its economic impact on the region.

03/28/2022  - Drew was interviewed by WKBW-TV in a story on the possible use of personal seat licenses, or PSLs, in the Buffalo Bills' new stadium. 

03/28/2022 - WBEN talked to Drew in a segment about the broader financial impact the Buffalo Bills' new stadium will have on the local economy.
03/25/2022 - Drew commented in a front page story in The Buffalo News on the reaction of some Bills fans to the cost of a new stadium.


05/03/2022 – WIVB interviewed Professor Lucinda Finley on the legal impact of the Supreme Court's draft opinion on abortion rights.

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04/20/2022 - A New York Times op-ed discusses the Superpredator myth highlighting Associate Professor Ali Harrington's work to obtain justice for a 14-year old convicted to life in prison for non-homicide offenses. (Note: the op-ed is behind a paywall.)

January - February 2022

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07/13/2021 - The HuffPost quoted Professor Samantha Barbas in an article on Sarah Palin's defamation case against The New York Times. Blooberglaw’s column, Opening Argument, was also quoted Barbas on the Palin case.


02/22/2022 - The Buffalo News quoted Professor Matthew Dimick on privacy issues in the workplace for unionized employees in a case where a recorded conversation among New York Power Authority workers led to an employee’s termination.


02/23/2022 - The Athletic quoted  Teaching Faculty Nellie Drew in an article on the agreement between the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) and U.S. Soccer that brings their equal pay dispute to a close. 

02/14/2022 - Drew appeared on NPR's Marketplace to discuss Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL.

02/02/2022 - WGRZ also interviewed Drew regarding Brian Flores' racial discrimination case.

01/16/2022 - A New York Times article on the Buffalo Bills defeating the New England Patriots quoted Drew, who compared the Bills’ performance to blowing up the Death Star, with Bills quarterback Josh Allen being the young Jedi who finally vanquished the evil emperor, Belichick.

01/14/2022 - Buffalo Business First quoted Drew in an article about the proposed relocation of the Buffalo Bills’ stadium.


01/16/2022 – Professor Lucinda Finley was interviewed by the San Diego Union-Tribune on the recent legal interpretation of California’s definition of murder to preclude charging pregnant people with a crime when they allegedly cause the miscarriage or stillbirth of a fetus. Several media outlets ran this discussion, including The Denver Gazette.


01/07/2022 - WGRZ interviewed Professor James Gardner in a report on the impact of the January 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol on democracy. Gardner was also interviewed by PolitiFact, Charleston Post & Courier (S.C.), and The American Independent about the January 6th event.