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August 2018 - Alumni Edition

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Victor E. Bull welcomes law students at our 2018 Orientation and invites you to a Tailgate Event on Sept. 15

Show your spirit! Join us at a Tailgate Party

Join the Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society & the UB Law Alumni Association on Saturday, Sept. 15 for a tailgate party prior to the Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan football game.

Cost is $25 for UB Law alumni and their guests; $20 for UB law students. Price includes your ticket to the game, a buffet, as well as a tailgate concert with Chase Bryant.

Registration and details can be found online. Registration deadline is Sept. 7.

Inside this issue: Alumni News | Career Center | Alumni & Giving | Information & Volunteers Needed | Events | View 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: 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | Recognitions | Marriages| In Memoriam

Marc W. Brown ’99 to lead Law Alumni Association: 2018-19 officers and directors elected
Q & A with Jennifer Scharf ’05
Advocating for advocacy
Jeena Cho ’03 discusses combating the loneliness that comes with being a lawyer

Career Center

Join us for On-Campus Interviews

Buffalo: August 15 – December 1, 2018
Video Interviews - Available on request

UB School of Law alumni hold the key to full graduate employment. Last year, more than 50 law alumni returned to campus to recruit UB Law talent. Please join us this recruiting season and open the door to your organization. Register in LOCK, and sign up today!

Questions about recruiting? Contact the Career Services Office at or Associate Director Marc Davies ’03 at

Have you tried LOCK?

Powered by, LOCK is our free, online platform that will allow you to post, edit, and remove job listings at your convenience. This system can be used to post jobs for our law students and alumni - you determine the audience. LOCK your organization in today!

Alumni & Giving

Support the UB Fund for Law.

From Dean Aviva Abramovsky:

“How Can I Help?” This has been the most frequent question asked by our alumni throughout my first full year as dean. And you have stepped up to help in so many different ways – you have not let me down.

Thanks to the continued support of alumni like you over the last year, we have invested even more in successful outcomes for our students, through scholarships, programs, summer fellowships and so much more. But there is much more to be done, and your support is vital to helping us do so. Our mission has never been more important. Solutions to 21st century legal issues require lawyers to see beyond boundaries, to analyze and innovate, to be bold and fearless. We need attorneys – UB School of Law educated attorneys – who advocate effectively, ensure justice for the underserved, drive our economy, and anticipate future challenges.

The growth of our programs and the successes of our students are a direct result of your financial support. Please make an annual donation to the UB Fund for Law today. Together, we will make a UB law school education even greater, even stronger, even bolder.

Be Bold - Make Your Gift Here!

Information & Volunteers Needed

Looking for former Law Clinic Participants

The School of Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program is proud of our graduates! If you participated in one of our clinics as a law student, we are hoping you might answer a few questions, or share some memories, so we can continue to strengthen our clinical program for current and incoming students. Please take a moment to fill out our short online survey.

Volunteer Judges Needed

The Advocacy Institute seeks volunteer judges for our upcoming 2018-19 competitions. CLE credit will be given to eligible volunteers. Details and information on how to sign up can be found online.

Event Highlights

All-Alumni Reunion Celebration - Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

There are so many reasons to celebrate!

1. Reconnect with your classmates and friends. Did you graduate in: 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 or 2013? Then it’s time for your class reunion!

2. Help us honor SUNY Distinguished Service Professor David M. Engel as he retires after 37 years on our faculty. Prof. Engel’s former students who traveled with him to Thailand will join us to thank him for his service.

The party led by Dean Aviva Abramovsky will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at The Westin Buffalo (250 Delaware Ave.). Register to Attend!

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

Sept. 15 - Buffalo vs. Eastern Michigan Tailgate & Game

Oct. 3 - GOLD Group Fall Social

Oct. 20 - All Alumni Reunion Celebration

Nov. 2 - Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition

Nov. 9 - Mitchell Lecture on "Tempering Power"

Nov. 9 - Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition

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