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February 2018 - Alumni Edition

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Congratulations to Alyssa Jordan ‘14 and Michael Pantzer '16 who recently got engaged and had their photos taken in the Law Library. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, post a photo of you with your loved ones to our Facebook page #UBLawLoves.

Inside this issue: Alumni News | Career Center | Giving | Volunteers Needed | Events | Photo Gallery

Alumni News

Class Action

Catch up on the latest news about your classmates and friends! Read this month's Class Action or jump to: 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | Recognitions | Marriages | In Memoriam

A conversation with Jaeckle honoree Barbara Howe as she moves to private practice
Melissa Foti '03 leads our 2018-19 LAA Membership Drive
The Buffalo News profiled Shannon Filbert '07 in her new role as a law clerk in Erie County Family Court

Career Center

Have you been thinking about adding more talent to your office?
Now's the time to hire a UB School of Law graduate.

82% of the Class of 2017 is already employed, but a few good men and women remain. Help us reach 100% placement.

All graduates employed by March 15, 2018 can be counted toward the employment statistics that directly impact our reputation and rankings. There's no better time to launch a new graduate's career while elevating the status of your law school. To discuss your employment needs, contact the Career Services Office at 716-645-2056, or Marc Davies at 716-645-3707, Thank you for your continued support!


Our 2017-18 Annual Fund drive continues. Your donation is the key to our student success! "We each have a responsibility to ensure that every student who walks through our doors receives a quality education, and has the tools necessary to excel and find a job in their chosen field." - Dean Aviva Abramovksy. Make your gift today!

Volunteers Needed

Wechsler Needs Your Help!

A message from Patrick J. Long, Director, Moot Court Program

Dear Friends,

Please consider volunteering to judge the Herbert Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court Competition this year. The Competition is on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Erie County Courthouse. Our students are moved, and honored, when they see you give up your time to help them.

The Wechsler is the only moot court in the nation to focus on substantive criminal law. This year’s case involves two issues: one, whether a local man’s imprisonment for failure to pay child support and court fines stemming from a DWI conviction violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; and two, whether the search warrant that led to his arrest met the standard for probable cause. We have students from across the country coming to Buffalo to argue. As a result, we desperately need judges.

The time commitment for the competition is minimal, and you do not need to know anything about criminal law. We will provide you the problem packet, the bench brief, and even suggested questions. Most judges stay for about 2 hours: you ask questions of the competitors, provide feedback, and get a bite to eat for your troubles. You even get CLE credit, if you qualify for it.

Please consider volunteering. The students — and I, most of all — really do appreciate your help. We need you.

Sign up to volunteer today!

Event Highlights

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

Join us for our 23rd Annual BPILP Auction

Mar. 02 - Mingle with fellow alumni and members of the legal community where you can enjoy good food, two hours of open bar and bid on some great auction items!

Tickets are $40 and proceeds fund summer fellowships for students working in public interest positions. View more information and order your tickets.

Mar. 08 - Schmooze with the Jewish Law Students Association

Mar. 13 - Rochester CLE - Nuts & Bolts of Depositions: Tips, Perspectives, and Advice on Effective Deposition Practice

Mar. 14 - CLE - Behind the Bench: Discovery Practice and Motion Abuse

Mar. 15 - CLE - Don’t Let 2018 Be Taxing: How Changes to the Tax Laws Change How We Counsel Businesses

Mar. 24 - Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition

Apr. 12 - Student of Color's 29th Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration

Apr. 19 - GOLD Group Spring Social

Apr. 26 - Buffalo Law Review's 29th Annual Law Review Dinner

May 8 - UB Law Alumni Association's Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards (Save the Date)

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