About Us

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The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law is an endowed academic center for interdisciplinary research on law and legal institutions. The mission of the Baldy Center is to advance interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. It does so by supporting research projects, conferences, workshops, fellowships, visiting scholars, speakers, grant proposals, and other promising initiatives.  

The Baldy Center Annual Reports contain a listing of events, news, and activities for each academic year, from 2008 to 2015. The Annual Reports, listed here, are each available for review and download. Also see futher details on each year's events and activities are presented in our newsletters, generally issued each spring and fall.
On this page you can see every edition of our newsletter series, starting in Spring 2012, and continuing to the present. The newsletters summarize each year's developments in the Baldy Center with regard to grants, conferences, presentations, workshops, and the like. We also provide information on important events and programs at other institutions. Generally, newsletters are issued each spring and fall.
The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy was established in 1978 under a bequest from Buffalo attorney Christopher Baldy. A Buffalo native, Christopher Baldy graduated from the UB Law School in 1910. During his long and successful legal career, he was an active member of the Alumni Association and a member of the University Council from 1950-59.
The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.
The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy is located in 511 O'Brian Hall, on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York.