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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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The acquittal of George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin is an example of a country stuck in “the album scratch of a failing criminal justice system that both hunts and refuses to protect people of color” and another example of a judicial system that “discriminates against some and privileges others,” says a University at Buffalo Law School professor who has written extensively on law and race.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly appointed investigative body charged with examining the state Board of Elections and looking at potential wrongdoing by legislators in campaign fundraising will include as a member University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – A pioneering academic and gay activist at the University at Buffalo has praised today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as “the biggest advance in queer rights since the Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003, which overturned anti-sodomy laws.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Suspected Nazi military commander Michael Karkoc should face charges for alleged war crimes whether or not he ordered his men to kill civilians or personally was involved in the killings, University at Buffalo Law School expert Stephen Paskey says.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – New York State’s highest-ranking judge will be the keynote commencement speaker for the State of New York’s only SUNY-system law school.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Local activists, academics, community organizers and federal experts will exchange ideas toward making Western New York’s homes and communities healthier at a daylong environmental justice forum on April 26.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Law School is embarking on an ambitious set of initiatives to establish itself as an international institution.