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Wednesday
02/04/15

Lawyers of Agents of Social Change event at Chautauqua Institution this Summer!

Lawyers as Agents of Social Change

August 8-15, 2015

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

 What Does This Experience Entail?

The Extension Learning Experience “Lawyers as Agents of Social Change” will be a unique faculty-led experience that will allow students to explore the role of lawyers as counselors and agents of social change in local, national, and global contexts. The focus will be on both the socio-historical context of the Nuremberg Trials and current legal issues. Students will observe court proceedings, dissect primary legal documents, and read context narratives to prepare them for their experiential learning modules. Students will explore how different communities and belief systems influence laws and legal institutions. Students will also take time to recognize the achievements and impact of Justice Jackson, a local lawyer who became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, on the national and global scale and discuss how each person has the ability to advocate for, and participate in, social change.

 Why Should You Participate?

  • Opportunities to gain an understanding of the role jurists, practitioners, and support staff play in local, national, and global forums.
  • Identify and describe how local, national, and international laws are influenced by different communities and belief sets.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of the United States in the wider global community and the ability to critically evaluate legal issues and assess potential outcomes.
  • Gain 1 academic credit

Registration Cost:$1,200, which includes tuition and fees for 1 academic credit | Registration Deadline:March 13, 2015

To register,visit the Academies on UB Linked

For more information, visit  http://academies.buffalo.edu/extension/index.phpor review the attached brochure!

Posted February 4, 2015 in Announcements

Thursday
01/29/15

Law Schools a “Buyer’s Market”

Interesting read on how law schools are competing for applicants due to the decline in law student applicants nationwide. An interesting read from New York Times. 

The ABA Journal mentions how law school applications are down 37% from 2010, and might be the lowest enrollment numbers for decades. 

Another article that also links to this New York Times piece from American Lawyer has additional insight. 

Posted January 29, 2015 in Application Details

Monday
01/12/15

Chicago Law School Admission Essay examples

Chicago Law School posted some Admission Essays to their law schools of some of their students. You might be able to get some insights on writing your own essays by having a look at these examples. Link: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/magazine/spring11/intheirownwords.

Posted January 12, 2015 in Application Details

Monday
11/17/14

Michigan State University College of Law Webinar Recordings

These look very interesting. The Webinar recordings and visuals are available to view below.

Career Options and Market Outlook for Attorneys
Cracking the LSAT: Tips for Maximizing Your LSAT Score
Crafting a Winning Law School Personal Statement
Expert Advice as You Plan for Law School and a Legal Career
Insiders’ Guide to Gaining Admission and Scholarship Aid at U.S. Law Schools
Tips for Assembling a Competitive Law School Application

Posted November 17, 2014 in Announcements, Workshops

Monday
09/29/14

Law School Fair Today

Interested in Law School?

The annual Western New York Law School Fair will be held on Monday, September 29th 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 wp9@buffalo.edu.

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Posted September 29, 2014 in Announcements

Monday
09/29/14

A Few Internship Postings

Below are two great internship opportunities you should consider applying for:

NY STATE SENATE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
http://www.nysenate.gov/department/student-programs/undergraduate-program

The Senate Undergraduate Session Assistants Program offers approximately 30 talented undergraduate students an opportunity to experience state government and the legislative process, through their participation in an on-site, academic enriching, and career building work experience. The Program runs about four months, beginning in early January and ending in late April.

The Program was designed for college juniors and seniors, though exceptional sophomores are occasionally selected. Freshmen are ineligible. Majors in all accredited disciplines are accepted and encouraged; pursuit of a degree in history or political science is neither a prerequisite nor an advantage to selection. However, academic initiative, an avid interest in learning, maturity, and a strong work ethic are all essential for success.

Benefits:
- $4140 Stipend
- Network with State legislatures
- Learn about the NY State’s legislative process and the development of policies
- Observe government in action
- Eligible for a semester’s worth of credits
Application deadline is Friday October 31, 2014. Students can apply online or by mail. Click link above for more information.
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NY STATE ASSEMBLY INTERNSHIPS
http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/
The New York State Assembly Intern Committee sponsors the Session Internship at the State Capital from January 5, 2015 to May 13, 2015. The SESSION INTERNSHIP offers up to 150 college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. All Majors are encouraged to apply.
Benefits:
- $4,900 Stipend
- An advantage in today’s job market
- Annual Mock Session
- A full semester of credit
- Research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.
As part of the Session Internship academic requirements, Interns complete: an Orientation; a work/learning contract and regular evaluations; an academic course taught by the Professors-in-Residence with required readings; discussion groups and a major research paper; Issue Policy Forums held on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday evenings as scheduled; and the Assembly Intern Committee’s Annual Mock Session and Awards Ceremony. The Session Internship is a comprehensive program requiring specific academic hours. Students are strongly advised not to enroll in additional courses. Interns with specific additional academic requirements should receive written or explicit approval from the Assembly Intern Office prior to the start of the 2013 Session Internship year.

Application deadline is Friday October 31, 2014. Students can apply online or by mail. Click link above for more information.

Posted September 29, 2014 in Internships

Tuesday
09/23/14

Pre-Law Day this Thursday!

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Posted September 23, 2014 in Announcements, UB Law School, Workshops

Wednesday
09/10/14

UB Law School Open House this Saturday!

This Saturday, September 13th, from 11:00 – 1:00 in Room 106 O’Brian Hall.

At our Open House, you will have the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, the curriculum, and financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to meet current students who are attending the Law School. This event free and open to the public.

You can learn more (and register) by following this link.

Posted September 10, 2014 in Announcements, UB Law School

Wednesday
09/10/14

Law School Fair September 29th!

Interested in Law School?

The annual Western New York Law School Fair will be held on Monday, September 29th 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 wp9@buffalo.edu.

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Posted September 10, 2014 in Announcements

Friday
08/22/14

Legal Education Courses taught by Professor Posse Fall 2014

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Here are the courses Professor Olga Posse via our Millard Fillmore College is teaching this semester at University at Buffalo. There are voiced video presentations introducing each class next to the description listed below, so definitely check those out if you want to learn more about each of these classes she is teaching!!!

MFC 333 LEC-WEB 24632 Intro to Estate Law (3 credits) Intro Video

MFC 332 LEC-WEB 10184 Intro to Paralegal Studies (4 credits) Video Intro

MFC 205 LEC-WEB 10197 How To Succeed In Law School (3 credits) Video Intro

MFC 334 LEC-WEB 10192 Legal Research & Writing (2 credits) Video Intro

MFC 481 LEC-WEB 10136 Intro to Environmental Law (3 credits)

MFC 482 LEC-WEB 10203 Intro to Contract & Tort Law (3 credits) Intro Video

MFC 483 LEC-WEB 10214 Intro to Criminal Law (3 credits) Intro Video

MFC 484 LEC-WEB 10185 Liability Issues In Public Educ (3 credits) Intro Video

There are other courses taught at UB every semester relevant to anybody interested in learning more about the legal profession. You can browse the different classes offered throughout UB for Fall 2014 here.

Posted August 22, 2014 in Announcements, College Classes