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January 2019 - News Edition

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Construction at the law school

New Construction at the Law School

Thanks to the support of the University, big changes are in the works in O’Brian Hall including significant renovations to two first floor classrooms, a large new classroom at the basement level, and a new bathroom with changing facilities. Watch our video for a sneak peek at what’s on its way!

Inside this issue: School of Law News | Faculty News | Alumni & Giving | Career Corner
Volunteers Needed | Event Highlights | View Photo Gallery

School of Law News

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico to address law school graduates at Commencement Ceremony
New York State Lt. Gov. sends off students as our clinic returns to Puerto Rico
Expanding summer fellowships to ensure success
Providing support as students face the bar exam
UB Law now accepts GRE
Now accepting the GRE as part of the application process
Recognition as a top law school for environmental law

Faculty in the News

Our faculty are frequently contacted by local and national media outlets to comment on issues of global importance. Below are recent samples of our faculty in the news. [View More]


01/09/2019 - The Springfield News-Leader, part of the USA Today network, interviewed Professor Guyora Binder in an article about felony murder, a mechanism that allows individuals to be charged with murder without actually killing someone.


12/26/2018 - WVIB interviewed Professor Kim Diana Connolly about a new law passed by the Buffalo Common Council that prohibits tethering dogs for over an hour during extreme weather conditions.

Alumni and Giving

Evanko selected to receive 2019 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award

Ann E. Evanko '79 will be honored at the annual presentation of the Jaeckle Award and Alumni Luncheon at 12 noon on Friday, February 1, 2019.

For the first time in many years, the award will be conferred in Buffalo rather than in New York City, at the Buffalo Club located at 388 Delaware Ave. Very limited seats are available. For more information, contact the Law Alumni Office at 716-645-2107.

Did you sign up to mentor a law student?

Thank you for your participation in our Mentor Program. If you have not already done so, please contact your mentee. If you have questions, please contact the Law Alumni Office at 716-645-2107.

Special thanks to Bond, Schoeneck, and King PLLC and the UB Law Alumni Association, the sponsors of our January 24th Kickoff Reception.

Career Corner
Making introductions through LOCK

LOCK is the Career Services Office's free, online platform that will help you make your next career move.

Here is a sample of our most recent opportunities:

  • Entry-Level Attorney (0-5 years of experience) to join downtown Buffalo personal injury office (Robert Berkun LLC)
  • Immigration Attorney (0-3 years of experience) for Buffalo or Nanuet, NY offices (Malik & Popiel, PC)
  • Insurance Defense Associates (0-3 years of experience), immediate openings for full time associates in Buffalo and Rochester offices (Hamberger & Weiss)
  • Term Law Clerk (0+ years of experience) for Federal District Judge, Hon. Gary L. Sharpe (Albany, NY)

LOCK is searchable and easy to use. Try LOCK today!

Volunteers Needed


The Advocacy Institute seeks volunteer judges for the following competitions:

* Mar. 9, 2019 - Albert R. Mugel Competition
* Mar. 30, 2019 - Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition

CLE credit will be given to eligible volunteers. Details and information on how to sign up can be found online.

Event Highlights

Feb. 1 - Annual Alumni Luncheon & Presentation of the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award.

Feb. 6 - GOLD Group CLE: Practical Tips and Ethical Considerations for Client Representation in the Digital Age

Feb. 9 - Sports Law CLE and UB Bulls Basketball Doubleheader

Feb. 13 - Annual Career Fair

Feb. 15 - Rochester: UB Night with the Rochester Americans

Mar. 1 - Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP)'s Annual Auction and Dinner Fundraiser - Save the Date!

Mar. 6 - GOLD Group CLE: Effective Techniques and Best Practices When Preparing for and Participating in Mediation

Mar. 8 - OUTLaw Dinner - Save the Date!

Apr. 11 - 30th Annual Students of Color (SOC) Awards Dinner - Save the Date!

Apr. 25 - 30th Annual Law Review Dinner - Save the Date!

May 3 - GOLD Group CLE: The Art of Persuading Judges in Federal & State Court

May 9 - UB Law Alumni Association's Annual Dinner and Presentation of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards - Save the Date!

Be sure to check out Law Alumni Events for a complete list of additional activities taking place throughout the year.

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