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3/26/15

The question “Who rules big data?” and how these information technologies change our understanding and application of the law is the subject of the University at Buffalo’s annual Mitchell Lecture.

3/16/15

Calling the events of the past months some of the most “ugly off-field incidents” in the history of the NFL, University at Buffalo Law School professor and sports law expert Helen A. Drew says nothing short of “swift, comprehensive and substantial disciplinary measures” are needed to address the flood of disciplinary issues that have challenged Commissioner Roger Goodell’s ability to protect the league’s reputation.

3/9/15

UB law students in their formative first year will receive even more personal attention from their professors under a new plan approved by law school faculty.

2/18/15

High-performing University at Buffalo undergraduates will have a simpler route to beginning their legal education, thanks to two new initiatives of the UB Law School.

2/18/15

Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.

2/10/15

The panel will lay the basis for a more informed and fact-based discussion of the issues surrounding current immigration into the U.S.

1/16/15

The Supreme Court’s announcement on Friday that it would soon consider whether states are constitutionally required to license same-sex marriages will likely bring marriage equality to the minority of states that still prohibit it, according to Michael Boucai, a University at Buffalo professor who specializes on law and sexuality. The Court will take up the matter in April, and a decision is expected by late June.

12/16/14

SUNY Distinguished Professor James A. Gardner has been named interim dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, UB Provost Charles F. Zukoski announced today.

11/25/14

The documentary airs tonight on Rogers Sportsnet, a channel and website available to 8.2 million Canadian homes.

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.