SUNY Buffalo Law School is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding with a yearlong series of events for alumni, faculty, students and friends of New York State’s only law school in the SUNY system.
Over 900 SUNY Buffalo Law alumni, faculty, students and
friends gathered for a memorable 125th anniversary party at the
beautifully restored Hotel @ the Lafayette in downtown Buffalo.
Festivities included live music, a visit from UB's Marching Band, a
celebratory anniversary video, a tower of illuminated cupcakes, and
a photo booth to capture memories.
Over 220 people attended this two-day conference to celebrate
the 20th Anniversary of SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Women,
Children and Social Justice Clinic, and the 50th Anniversary of New
York State Family Court. The conference brought together scholars,
advocates, and members of the judiciary & bar to discuss the
ripple effect of education, research, and advocacy on intimate
partner violence and social justice in the local, national, and
The 2012 James McCormick Mitchell Lecture held at the Law School
explored the legal and social challenges of caring for the personal
and medical needs of elderly and disabled persons – a topic
of current relevance for health care, Social Security, welfare and
employment law reform. The lecture was free and open to the public.
A brief reception followed.
Margaret W. Wong '76 was honored with the Edwin F.
Jaeckle Award, the highest honor the Law School and its Law Alumni
Association can bestow, at our Annual New York City Alumni
Luncheon. The event took place at the Union League Club located at
38 East 37th St. (at the corner of Park Avenue) in Manhattan.
The Law School took the party on the road and Rochester was our first stop. Here the Rochester Alumni Chapter held a special 125 Anniversary Reception for alumni and newly admitted attorneys.
The party continued and our next stop was the New York Athletic Club where the NYC Alumni Chapter held a reception for alumni and newly admitted attorneys.
The Central New York Alumni Chapter and friends gathered to celebrated the Law School's 125th Anniversary at Prime Steak House in Syracuse, N.Y.
Over thirty alumni gathered in downtown Albany, where the festivities were held at Jack's Oyster House, a popular Albany party spot since 1913.
In honor of the Law School's 125th Anniversary, Kristen Graham Koehler '94 and David K. Koehler '94 hosted a cocktail reception at Sidley Austin.