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11/1/17

The UB School of Law has launched a new law clinic in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which has left thousands of Puerto Ricans in critical need of legal assistance.

8/15/17

When the Vietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit to end what it saw as the federal government’s willingness to expose private details about millions of veterans, the organization turned for legal muscle to the UB School of Law’s Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic.

7/26/17

The UB School of Law has developed a new graduate program in environmental law designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders in environmental scholarship, research and public policy.

6/20/17

The Supreme Court’s ruling that a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional gives a “reprieve” to the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and other organizations facing legal actions challenging the registration of their “historic, albeit politically insensitive, trademarks.”

4/30/17

The UB School of Law has developed an innovative graduate law program that recognizes the global nature of legal practice and the need for skilled attorneys to guide clients through cross-border interactions.

4/24/17

Kathy Hochul, the 77th lieutentant governor of New York State, will be the keynote speaker at the UB School of Law's 128th Commencement exercises on May 21 in the Center for the Arts.

4/19/17

The event honors Alison L. Des Forges, a UB history professor who helped call attention to genocide in Rwanda.

4/6/17

Five alumni who have gone on to succeed in widely varied types of practice will be honored as the UB School of Law confers Distinguished Alumni Awards at its annual Law Alumni Association Dinner on May 4.

3/8/17

UB’s Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and Buffalo Environmental Law Journal will bring together noted experts to discuss how law and policy can help society address the changing climate.

1/26/17

UB law professor Samantha Barbas' latest book, “Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom,” examines the first Supreme Court case to weigh the right of privacy versus freedom of the press.