University at Buffalo School of Law

Law Links - Linking you to the latest news at the School of Law

September 2017 - News Edition

Law School Facebook PageLinkedInYouTubeFlickrTwitter

Join the LAA Make a Gift

SOC Brunch
Smiles from our recent Students of Color Brunch.
To view more photos from recent events, check out this month's Photo Gallery


Dean Abramovsky accepts humanitarian award on behalf of former Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone

Dean Aviva Abramovsky accepted the Joshua Heintz Award for Humanitarian Achievement on behalf of Dr. Zainab Hawa Bangura at the 11th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogues at the Robert H. Jackson Center held Sunday, Aug. 27.

Inside this issue: School of Law News | Faculty in the News | Alumni & Giving |
Volunteers Needed | Career Corner | Events

School of Law News

New Environmental Law LL.M. program designed to prepare global environmental law leaders
Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic teaches the power to ‘do good’

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 Faculty in the News]

Professor Tara Melish testifies on gender equality before the Buffalo Common Council
Professor Mark Bartholomew on "How We Can Fix Facebook Before the 2020 Election"

Alumni & Giving


A 130-Year Anniversary Celebration

We've come a long way! Come represent your class at our All-Alumni Celebration and Reunion commemorating the law school’s 130-year Anniversary.

Join our new dean, Aviva Abramovsky, in celebrating the classes ending in 2's and 7's at one big, fabulous alumni party, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Buffalo Club.

Discounted hotel rates end Sept. 26!
Register to Attend / Class Ambassadors / Past Photos

It's a whole new membership year. Law Alumni Association membership dues support our programs and help provide tuition scholarships. Become a member!

Our 2017-18 Annual Fund drive has begun. A gift in any amount will help us expand the services our students need to succeed. "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

The Advocacy Institute seeks volunteer judges for this year's competitions. CLE credit will be given to eligible volunteers. [Details and sign up form.]

Career Corner

Small Business Administration hiring attorneys for disaster response

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hiring full-time temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts in the following roles - lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants. These are paid positions in one of their three processing centers located in Sacramento, CA, Dallas, TX, or Buffalo, NY. [View position description and how to apply.]

Event Highlights

Be sure to check our Calendar for a complete list of events taking place throughout the year.

Oct. 5 - LAA GOLD Group's Annual Fall Social

Oct. 7 - LAA GOLD Group CLE: Transgender Rights in Education

Oct. 14 - Our new All-Alumni Celebration and reunion for the classes ending in 2's and 7's

Nov. 4 - NYC Alumni Chapter's Private Tour of Grand Central Terminal

Contact Us

Law Links is published by the School of Law's Office of Communications. For questions or comments, contact Lisa Mueller, Vice Dean for Communications at 716-645-3176 or

Visit Hotlinks - A list of names and web resources available to make communicating with the School of Law easy and efficient.

If you did not receive this e-newsletter directly from the School of Law and would like to be added to our mailing list, please send a brief message to

To unsubscribe from this email list, contact us at

University at Buffalo School of Law
John Lord O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100