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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A joint study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the University at Buffalo, and the University of Toronto has found that a computer–vision system can distinguish between real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than can humans.
Teresa Miller
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to grant college degrees to prisoners behind bars is a good bet to break the cycle of a broken system with out-of-control costs and far- too-many repeat offenders, says Teresa A. Miller, a professor in the University at Buffalo Law School. 

By winning the Midwest Super Regional Round of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the University at Buffalo Law School has advanced to the International Round of the renowned global competition, to be held April 6-12 in Washington, D.C.


A University at Buffalo team won second place and another UB team was awarded Best Respondent Brief when the UB Law School sent 10 2L and 3L students to compete in the Northeast Regional Round of the national Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition (FDMCC) Jan. 22-26 in Albany. 

Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The current U.S. Supreme Court debate over whether to maintain buffer zones restricting protestors at Massachusetts reproductive clinics returns to familiar constitutional territory justices already have ruled on, University at Buffalo Law School faculty member Lucinda Finley says.

A prestigious legal honor society, whose philosophical roots stretch back to medieval English jurisprudence, has chosen the University at Buffalo Law School as its newest member.


“Nelson Mandela, the last of the modern political greats, lived a life like no other.” So says a fellow champion of human rights in Africa, University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Most people are familiar with the made-popular-by-TV phrase “you have a right to a lawyer.” Fifty years ago this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants had the right to counsel, at government expense, if they couldn’t afford one.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – New York State’s chief judge, Hon. Jonathan Lippman, will be at the University at Buffalo Law School on Oct. 3 to hear testimony about the unmet needs for civil legal services in the state, and what it will take to meet those needs.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Court proceedings, exposure to the legal world and historic sights await students participating in University at Buffalo’s Undergraduate Academies second annual Extension Learning program.