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When third-year University at Buffalo Law School student Christopher Safulko takes his part in this weekend's law school trial team competition in San Francisco, he'll feel the familiar stress to perform under pressure and the adrenaline rush of backing up the others on his team.


Two landmark anniversaries will be marked Oct. 19 at the "Conference on Intimate Partner Violence/50 Years of Family Court" as the University at Buffalo Law School pays tribute to the "ripple effect" of its work against domestic violence. Originally scheduled to take place at UB, overwhelming interest in the conference required organizers to seek a larger venue. The event will be held in Samuel's Grand Manor, 8750 Main St., Williamsville, beginning at 8:30 a.m.


The University at Buffalo Law School's 2012 James McCormick Mitchell Lecture will explore the legal and social challenges of providing personal and medical care for the elderly and the disabled -- a topic of current relevance for health care, social security, welfare, and employment law reform. The free event will take place Oct. 19 at 2 pm on UB's North Campus; it is open to the public.


A conference and symposium being held at the University at Buffalo Law School on Oct. 19 will pay tribute to two landmark anniversaries in the fight against domestic violence: the 20th anniversary of the Law School's Women, Children and Social Justice Clinic, and the 50th anniversary of New York State Family Court.


The UB Marching Band will parade through the Hotel Lafayette lobby playing the UB fight song Friday night as the University at Buffalo Law School kicks off its 125th anniversary celebration with a 650-piece rolling blue-and-white cupcake display topped by giant sparklers.


Victoria W. Wolcott, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, is the author of a new book in which she exposes the legacy of segregated recreation in American cities after World War II. The book, "Race, Riots and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America," out this month from the University of Pennsylvania Press, continues Wolcott's research on the African-American experience in the 20th-century urban North.


The scene looks normal -- a father kicking a soccer ball to his children, rubbing their heads in playful affection. The iconic towers and fence in the background tell the real story.


"Mitt Romney absolutely was legally responsible for the actions of Bain Capital after he 'retired' from the company in 1999 to run the Utah Olympics," says David Westbrook, JD, a legal scholar and recognized voice in corporate, contract and international law.


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.