The University at Buffalo Police Department's (UBPD) numerous traffic safety initiatives earned special recognition at the annual New York Law Enforcement Challenge Awards ceremony during the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference.
High school students and college undergraduates dedicated to changing the world will have the chance to see how a legal degree and legal expertise can lead to meaningful social change through a new UB interdisciplinary summer program to be held at the Chautauqua Institution.
The long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's signature health care law upholds much of the act's intentions to expand coverage, with one major exception, says a University at Buffalo Law School professor who is an expert on health care.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold much of the Affordable Care Act will not only provide as many as 30 million or more uninsured Americans with healthcare coverage, it may also help foster changes that will "right-size" the healthcare system in some important and long overdue ways, says Tom Rosenthal, MD, chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the "remarkable" step and upheld the single most controversial provision of the Arizona immigration law, giving law enforcement officials the right to verify immigration status of anyone reasonably suspected to be an unauthorized immigrant, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor at the University at Buffalo Law School.
Even with an imminent Supreme Court ruling on the health care overhaul law, it's still the primary care physician and the local community that will determine the path of true health care reform. That's the message from "Communities of Solution: The Folsom Report Revisited," a policy paper published online in the May/June issue of Annals of Family Medicine.
John Violanti, PhD, professor of social and preventive medicine in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions, will participate in a Law Enforcement Executives Summit on June 27 at the invitation of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
University at Buffalo Sociology Professors Ellen Berrey, PhD, and Steve G. Hoffman, PhD, have co-authored a study that shows plaintiffs' limited resources and tumultuous experiences in employment discrimination lawsuits lead them to see this litigation as profoundly unfair.
Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law as well as the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at that institution, will be the keynote speaker May 19 as the University at Buffalo Law School celebrates its 123rd commencement.
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