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The Office of Student Affairs provides a broad canopy of advising, support, engagement, and resources for law students and the law school community.

Our goal is to form a community of belonging and support while promoting each student’s academic achievement, professional development, and resiliency. Students and faculty should feel free to make Student Affairs their first stop when seeking information and resources. Take a look at our services below to see how we can help.

About the Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

The OSA provides services such as:

  • Individual advising on academic requirements.
  • Academic planning.
  • Student support and wellness.
  • Referrals for UB Student Services, such as counseling and accommodations.
  • Planning for personal concerns, unexpected occurrences, and emergencies.
  • Student organization advising and policies.

Campus: 716-645-2222
Off-Campus: Dial 911
Crisis Services: 

Contact UB Alert

Office Hours

Individual Student Advising
To schedule an appointment, contact Cheri Tubinis / 716-645-6223  

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meet the OSA Team

Bernadette Gargano

Vice Dean

Office of Student Affairs

313 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-6223


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Michael Hilburger

Assistant Dean

Office of Student Affairs

426 O’Brian, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-6692


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Jamila A. Lee

Assistant Dean

Office of Student Affairs

317 O’Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-6205

Email: jamilale@buffalo.eduleelee

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Patrick Long

Assistant Dean for Professional Development

Office of Student Affairs

720 O’Brian, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-2869


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William MacDonald

Assistant Dean for Academic & Bar Success

Office of Student Affairs

515 O’Brian, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-5130


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Ashley Abbott

Student Life Coordinator

Office of Student Affairs

306A O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-9048


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Cheryl L. Tubinis


Office of Student Affairs

314 O'Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-7732


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Austin Waters

Student Services Librarian

Law Library

221B O’Brian Hall, North Campus

Phone: 716-645-8595