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Mitchell Lecture This Friday: Legal education for a changing legal profession


Registration is free and open to the public. Reservation not necessary. Go here to read more about Part 1, which will be taking place THIS FRIDAY February 12th!!

February 12 – Part 1
Where is the legal profession today and where is it likely to go in the future?
Featuring Professor Gillian Hadfield (USC), Professor Bryant Garth (Irvine), and Professor David Wilkins (Harvard)
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.; Reception to follow.
Location: Room 106, SUNY Buffalo Law School, UB (North Campus)

Posted February 9, 2016 in Announcements, UB Law School


Phi Alpha Delta Info Session this Thursday

Padlogo Do you have an interest in law school and would like to join an active, thriving Prelaw community? Phi Alpha Delta is providing an informational session on Thursday February 4th at 6pm in 109 O’Brian Hall. Upcoming events include meeting-up at Buffalo Wild Wings and “Basketball with the Brothers” on 2/6. More information will be provided at the informational session.



Posted February 4, 2016 in Announcements


LSAT Practice Event at UB Law School January 16th!

SUNY Buffalo Law School will host its first ever LSAT Practice Test Event on Saturday, January 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in 108 O’Brian Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus.  The LSAT Practice Test Event will include valuable test-taking strategies, a full-length proctored LSAT (PrepTest 76 from October, 2015), lunch, and a two-hour review for $50.00.  Ms. Erin Decker, current SUNY Buffalo Law student and former Kaplan Product Development Manager, will host the LSAT Practice Test Event.  Ms. Decker scored a perfect 180 on the LSAT!  Space is limited so REGISTER TODAY!

Posted January 8, 2016 in Announcements, LSAT


UB Law School Open-House January 23rd


Posted January 8, 2016 in Announcements


LSAT Prep Workshop December 19th!


Posted December 2, 2015 in Announcements, LSAT


University at Buffalo Law School Open House January 23rd 2016

open house january

Please RSVP by contacting visiting the registration page.

Posted December 2, 2015 in Announcements, UB Law School


Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition

I am pleased to announce the 2016 Scharps Legal Essay Competition. The competition is open to juniors and seniors at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is   A Constitutional Conundrum: Search Drones and the Fourth Amendment.

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award SUNY wide of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

A copy of the program announcement, along with instructions, application cover sheet and essay topic is available by contacting Elizabeth Colucci at   The internal UB deadline is January 4, 2016.  Entries will be reviewed by a UB selection committee. Up to 3 nominations can be submitted to the SUNY competition.


Posted December 2, 2015 in Announcements


Undergraduate Legal Research Program Opportunity for Spring 2016

The Undergraduate Legal Research Program seeks to provide competitively-selected undergraduates with an introduction to legal research, analysis, and writing. For more information, please see the attached link here: Undergrad_Legal_Researcher.SPR16

Posted November 20, 2015 in Announcements


FanDuel, DraftKings Classified as Illegal Gambling By New York Attorney General


Nellie Drew, a University at Buffalo Sports Law Professor, is quoted in the article.

“I think this is a huge blow for fantasy sports,” said Nellie Drew, a University at Buffalo sports law professor. “It will be interesting to see if other states follow New York’s lead, but to some extent, Nevada already has and I think others will, as well. At the same time, I don’t think the fantasy sports industry is going to disappear that easily. The industry has attracted a ton of investment from substantial investors, and they aren’t going away.”


Posted November 13, 2015 in Uncategorized


Trailblazers Exhibit at the Law School Library


Found in the Charles B. Sears Law Library of prominent pioneering women attorneys in New York State. (Link).

Posted November 13, 2015 in Announcements