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News about UB’s legal programs and related insight into the law.

11/7/14

Many veterans, after serving our nation well, face huge challenges, including homelessness, lack of financial stability and access to basic necessities. Next semester, the University at Buffalo Law School clinical program will launch a new Veterans’ Economic Security Clinic to help these heroes.

10/29/14

An “overwhelming” number of judicial decisions finding a constitutional basis for same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court’s refusal to review those decisions, suggest that it is just a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal nationwide , according to a University at Buffalo law professor and expert on law and sexuality.

10/22/14

Singer is author of the book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia."

10/14/14

Two innovative public service endeavors have newly invigorated the University at Buffalo Law School’s Jaeckle Center for Law, Democracy and Governance. The first is a new blog covering New York State election and voting rights issues; the second is the creation of a non-partisan voting rights project.

10/3/14

The $765 million class action settlement of concussion claims for retired NFL players that won preliminary approval in the U.S. Court of Appeals is a “potential template” for other professional athletes, says University at Buffalo Law School faculty member Christine P. Bartholomew, who is an expert on class action and antitrust litigation.

9/25/14

The timely and controversial subject of the United States’ drone policy in the Middle East will be debated and explored at a public program to be held at the University at Buffalo Law School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in 107 O’Brian Hall on UB’s North Campus.

9/17/14

Continuing to develop its presence in global legal education, the University at Buffalo Law School has begun two new programs for international students.

9/3/14

The NFL’s new “test case” for pro football players accused of domestic violence could lead to increased scrutiny and more education about the issue outside of professional sports, according to the director of the Domestic Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic at the University at Buffalo’s Law School.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N. Y. The recent landmark federal ruling that allows college athletes to be paid for selling their rights to their names and images further blurs the distinction between amateur and professional athletes, according to University at Buffalo Law School adjunct Professor Nellie Drew, who specializes in sports law.
8/13/14

University at Buffalo Law School sports law expert Nellie Drew believes Buffalo sports fans will get their wish: The Bills will stay in Buffalo.