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Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 2023

The law school proudly celebrates Women’s History month and encourages participation in the following events.

Monday, March 6 – 9, 2023

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Feminine Hygiene & Professional Clothing Drive

2nd Floor Charles B. Sears Law Library, UB’s North Campus

In honor of Women's History Month and the inspiring documentary "The Janes," join us in supporting women in our community by donating unused or lightly worn professional clothing and feminine hygiene products.

All clothing donations will be given to the Career Services Office Clothes Closet, where they will be made available to students who may not have access to professional clothing for job interviews or internships. Your donations can make a significant impact on a student's life and help them achieve their career goals.

In addition to professional clothing donations, we are also accepting unopened packages of feminine hygiene products, which will be given to Planned Parenthood.

Let's come together as a community to celebrate Women's History Month and support women in need.

Organized by the Office of Student Affairs, Charles B. Sears Law Library, our DEI Office, and the WNY Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of New York.

Questions? Contact law-studentaffairs@buffao.edu

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres '98

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (EST) | 509 O’Brian Hall, UB’s North Campus

The Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) presents

Entre Nosotras with Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres '98
Judge of the Court of Claims
New York Supreme Court
Supervising Judge of Genesee & Wyoming County
Town and Village Justices

Celebrate International Women’s Day with LALSA and Judge Calvo-Torres, the first Hispanic judge in Western New York to serve on the New York Court of Claims. Light snacks will be provided.

Who May Attend?: This program is open to law school students; the law school community, and the Western New York legal community.

Questions? Contact Yomaris Sanchez-Orona.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

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"The Janes" poster

5:30 pm. (EST) | 509 O’Brian Hall, UB’s North Campus

The Office of Student Affairs and The Charles B. Sears Law Library present

A Movie Night featuring the documentary "The Janes"

The Health and Reproductive Rights Committee of WBASNY WNY is hosting a free viewing of "The Janes" documentary. The night will include a complimentary pre-movie light dinner reception, viewing of the movie, and a panel discussion.

Participants are encouraged to donate feminine hygiene products for Planned Parenthood of central & Western New York. We are also hosting a professional clothes drive for the UB Law Career Closet.


Monica Wallace ’94
Assembly Member

Christopher Spicer
Vice President of Programs for Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York


  • Light Dinner Reception at 5:30 p.m.
  • Screening of “The Janes” from 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

To Attend: Please RSVP to law-studentlife@buffalo.edu, as the event is limited to 40 people.

Who May Attend: The event is free and open to JD/LLM students, WBASNY-WNY, BAEC, & Minority Bar Association members, and law school faculty & staff.

Questions? Contact law-studentlife@buffalo.edu.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Stephanie Calhoun ’08

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Karla General

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Deonna M. Jones ’19

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Natalia Marte ’20

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (EST) | 106 O’Brian Hall, UB’S North Campus

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) presents

Women in Law Panel: The Legal Profession in Their Own Words

Join BLSA for a panel discussion with women attorneys from the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals.


  • Stephanie Calhoun ’08
    Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York State Attorney General
  • Karla General
    Associate Legal Counsel, Seneca Nation
  • Deonna M. Jones ’19
    Assistant Legal Counsel, Buffalo City School District
  • Natalia Marte ’20
    Associate, Phillips Lytle LLP

Moderated by Petra Holness ’23, BLSA Parliamentarian

Questions? Contact Petra Holness

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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Anna Mercado Clark

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | 107 O’Brian Hall, UB’s North Campus

The Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) presents
a Speaker Night featuring

Anna Mercado Clark
Partner, Governing Committee Member
Phillips Lytle LLP

Join ALSA as they welcome revered and accomplished attorney Anna Mercado Clark. Food will be provided.

Who May Attend: JD/LL.M. students and the law school community

Questions? Contact Shamira Nawz


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Student Union Theater & Lobby, UB’s North Campus

UB Counseling Services presents
Black Hair + Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism featuring 
St. Clair Detrick-Jules

Join the award-winning author-photo journalist of, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, St. Clair Detrick-Jules, as she discusses the struggles, beauty and joy of Black hair. Her book offers an uplifting message to empower any woman looking to love herself just the way she is, as well as a love letter to Black women everywhere navigating their relationships to their own hair. We would love to see you there!

For more information visit the program page here.

Questions? Please contact Amani Johnson via her email amanijoh@buffalo.edu