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Interested in law school? Pre-Law Advising will help you with the entire application process. Visit our blog regularly for timely information and upcoming workshops. Please visit the Getting Started page to learn more about the other resources available on this website and how to schedule an appointment.
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A great opportunity for Pre-Law students! See Below – Deadline to apply is Monday 21st of October 2013. Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SBI Undergraduate Legal Research Program seeks to provide competitively-selected undergraduates with an introduction to legal research, analysis, and writing. The class is organized as a quasi-independent study; the limited instructional sessions are designed to introduce the research tools and legal analysis skills necessary to choose a topic and produce a research paper and informational pamphlet for distribution at the SBI Legal Assistance Office. For their participation in the program, students earn three (3) elective credits through the UB Millard Fillmore College (MFC 499).
This program provides student researchers with:
This position will develop the student’s skills in research and writing while allowing for close coordination with law students and legal professionals. Candidates for this program should have some experience with academic research, though no specific job history or academic major is required for consideration. All majors are welcomed, and can choose a topic pertinent to both the study of law and their academic major. A syllabus will be handed-out providing deadlines and rubric for all assignments after a final selection of all students has been made. Office space and computer access can be provided, but the researcher can work independently from a home office or the UB libraries.
Continue reading Legal Research Opportunity open to UB Undergrads for Spring 2014…
SUNY Buffalo Law School Open House Events
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
We will discuss the JD program, application process and financial aid. Current students will be available to talk about their experiences here at SUNY Buffalo Law School, tours of the law school will also be offered.
RSVP requested – http://www.law.buffalo.edu/admissions/visit.html#open or call us at 716-645-2907.
Are You a UB Student that is Interested in Law School?
The annual Greater Western New York Law School Fair will be held on Monday, September 30th from 1-3 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott Hotel (across the street from UB’s North Campus). This year we have over 70 ABA Approved Law Schools from coast to coast registered to attend (CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF REGISTERED LAW SCHOOLS). If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Porterfield, UB Career Services 716-645-2231 or email@example.com.
MFC 205 LEC-WEB (20052) – Law School Prep for Success – 3 credits
MFC 332 LEC-WEB (18311) – Intro to Paralegal Studies – 4 credits
MFC 334 LEC-WEB (19177) – Legal Research & Writing – 2 credits
MFC 481 LEC-WEB (13422) – Intro to Environmental Law – 3 credits
MFC 482 LEC-WEB (21278) – Intro to Contract & Tort Law – 3 credits
MFC 483 LEC-WEB (24535) – Intro to Criminal Law & Procedure – 3 credits
MFC 484 LEC-WEB (18312) – Liability Issues in Public Education – 3 credits
You can find more information by going to HUB or checking the Registrar Class Schedule. Also have a look at JLS, PSC, SOC, HIS, ENG, PHI, and all sorts of other class options for interesting classes. I have a list further down on the blog that details some other ones to look at.
The American Bar Association’s Employment Summary Report is positively one of the most important resources to view when researching which law schools you should consider attending. It also has excellent information for aspiring law students when determining whether to enter into the legal profession in general. Since these employments numbers have become available, it should be one of your primary resource to review when thinking about choosing a law school. Particularly pay attention to “Employed: Bar Passage Required”. That is the number of students who from that graduating year have obtained jobs working as lawyers. Also pay attention to part-time opposed to full-time employment numbers, and of course, how many students are NOT working in positions that do not require a JD (law degree). If you are a University at Buffalo student, this is one of the things we’ll go over when discussing the legal profession.
Have a look here: Employment Summary Report
The 2014 Official Guide to Law Schools is now online on the LSAC website. Here you can find information about application data to law schools, and input GPA and LSAT numbers to get a benchmark of admission chances. There is also the option to drill-down and learn extensive information to every law school.
UPDATE May 28th – There is the possibility of attending this event for free. Please see below (at the bottom of post) to learn more about the Student Support Services program and how they might be able to cover your fee by participating in their program!
Greetings from the Undergraduate Academies at the University at Buffalo!
We are delighted to extend an exciting new opportunity to rising high school seniors and recent graduates who are socially minded and interested in exploring a career in law. The Extension Learning Experience: Lawyers as Agents of Social Change will take place July 28 to Aug. 4, 2013 in Chautauqua, N.Y. Students will explore the role of lawyers as counselors and agents of social change in local, national and global contexts through their participation in a variety of lectures, workshops and excursions.
Program dates: July 28 to Aug. 4, 2013
Program location: Students will stay in residence at the Chautauqua Institution. Students will meet at UB and travel to the Chautauqua Institution as a group.
Program fee: $1,050. Includes transportation to and from the destination, lodging, meals and admission fees to the Chautauqua Institution.
Deadline to register: June 26, 2013
Academic credit given? No, but all students will receive a certificate of completion.
Visit our registration page for more information or to sign up!
If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Academies at 716-645-8177 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at the Chautauqua Institution!
Administrative Director, Undergraduate Academies
Update: Are you interested in participating, but not sure you can afford it? Join the Student Support Services Program (SSS) and they will cover the $1050 fee for you to attend! SSS is a retention and support program, which provides advising, mentoring, tutoring, workshops, and fun events as well. You can find more information and the SSS application on their website: http://cads.buffalo.edu/sss.
There are lots of them and I’m sure I’ll forget a few, but here are a sampling of some classes for students to consider with having an interest in a law-related field. Some of them like Communication Ethics or Conflict Theory have no legal content as far as I know, but looked interesting so I included them.
You can look these up yourself within the class schedule found here: Fall 2013 Undergraduate Academic Schedule.
AAS 293/ AMS 293 – Race, Law & Society:
COM 353 – Communication Ethics
COM 420 – Conflict Theory
ENG 276 – Literature and Law
SOC 307 – Criminology
JLS 130: American Jury Trials
JLS 131: The Family & The Law
JLS 132: Local Govt Law & Politics
JLS 133: Law & The Consumer
JLS 145: Urban Dev Law & Pol
JLS 201: Intro To Law & Legal Procedure
MGT 401: Public Policy, Law & Mgmt
PHI 107: Ethics
PHI 115: Critical Thinking
PHI 215: Deductive Logic
PSC 215: Law & Political Process
PSC 301: Cases in Civil Liberties
PSC 302: Protect Civil Liberties
PSC 303: Constitutional Law
Also have a look at the several MFC classes offered that would interest Prelaw students.