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
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
Click here to read the document:Law School Admission Council’s “Statement of Good Admission and Financial Aid Practices”.
Do you have questions about the matriculation process and still undecided about your law school choice and have questions about deposits, etc? University of Amherst Pre-Law blog has a summary of the important sections within LSAC’s Good Practices statement on those types of questions, and I recommend students check it out.
Posted March 28, 2013 in Law Schools
Have a look, a lot of good ones here. The ABA Journal leads the list, and it’s a great resource, and a fine example of how Twitter can work very well for those who follow the right people / organizations. Adding these users to your Twitter Feed will keep you well up-to-date with the goings on in the legal profession!
Test center supervisors are keeping us up to date as to whether sites in the northeast will be closing for tomorrow’s test due to the predicted snowstorm. We will post alerts on our website (LSAC.org) through midnight on Friday and starting again at 5 am on Saturday.
Director of Communications
Law School Admission Council
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P: 215.968.1219 • F: 215.944.3219
Posted February 7, 2013 in LSAT
The decrease in law school applications has dropped significantly over the last few years, and this year the trend continues and takes on an even sharper decline this year (still estimated as the application cycle isn’t over yet). in 2004, there were about 100,000 applicants to law schools. This year, projections are that number will be almost halved (54,000).
New York Times has a very helpful article discussing the trend, the revolutions in the legal economy, tuition and reasons for the decline.
It is more important than ever to be a smart consumer when considering your next step, especially if that step involves taking on a very significant financial load and debt and time commitment, such as law school requires.
HERE is an interesting reflection on this article by Laurie Baulig of Franklin & Marshall College. (note: the article doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinions of this blog author).
University at Buffalo Law School Open House
January, 26, 10am – 12:00pm, 106 O’Brian Hall, North Campus
The Admissions Office will be hosting an Open House for prospective students. 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.
Registration is required – please contact the Admissions Office at 716-645-2907 or Register Online.
Posted January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in 17 Norton
Are you interested in Law School? If so, then you should attend this lunch with Professor Monica Wallace and Bernadette Gargano from the UB Law School, where you will learn about the many opportunities in Law and how to be competitive when applying to law schools! Lunch will be provided.
Posted January 15, 2013 in Announcements
Below are just some of the classes that Pre-Law students could consider taking this Spring 2013 semester. Remember that Pre-Law students don’t need to take any specific undergraduate courses or choose a specific Pre-Law type of major. Also have a look at what the American Bar Association says about skills undergraduate students should gain in preparation for law school.
Legal Studies (JLS) American Jury Trials, The Family & The Law, Local Govt Law & Politics, Law & The Consumer, Intro To Law & Legal Procedure, 2nd section
Millard Fillmore College (MFC) Law School Prep-4-Success, Legal Research & Writing, Bankruptcy Law, Basic Real Estate Law, Contract & Tort Law
Philosophy (PHI) Critical Thinking ,2nd Section
Political Science (PSC) Protecting Civil Liberties, Judicial Politics, Public Policy Making, Human Rights, Legal Political Theory, Adv Con Law
Sociology (SOC) Sociology of Law
Posted January 11, 2013 in Announcements
From Kaplan UB Manager Nicole Schuman:
As part of Kaplan, I am excited to share a really great opportunity with all of you! We are now providing LSAT Samplers. These booklets provide sample questions and answers of must-know content to be successful on the LSAT. Typically, we only provide this booklet to students who register for a Kaplan LSAT class, but for a limited time, we are offering these to everyone at no cost!
In order to receive a free LSAT Sampler, you will need to meet with me while I am tabling on the first floor of Commons. Here are the dates and times I will be available:
-Monday, 1/14 from 9-2pm
-Tuesday, 1/15 from 9-2pm
-Wednesday, 1/16 from 9-2pm
-Thursday, 1/17 from 9-2pm
Continue reading Kaplan handing out LSAT Samplers this upcoming week…
Posted January 11, 2013 in LSAT