Law

News about UB’s legal programs and related insight into the law. (see all topics)

9/28/16

Marty Tankleff had just turned 17 when he was accused of killing his parents. Following hours of interrogation, he made an unsigned confession, and was convicted and sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.

9/20/16

Alito, generally considered to be part of the Court’s conservative wing, will respond to questions at invitation-only event at Shea's.

9/15/16

The promise and perils of new technologies in genetic engineering will be examined in a major forum on Friday, Oct. 21, sponsored by the UB School of Law.

9/6/16

In the years following New York City’s Stonewall riots in 1969, three distinct legal cases pushed for what would become, decades later, a nationwide reality: the right of same-sex couples to marry.

6/7/16

The public is enraged when a gorilla is killed at a zoo, but much less so when one is killed in the wild, says Irus Braverman.

5/26/16

Media outlets will now think twice before publishing sensational or sexual content, Samantha Barbas says.

5/20/16

Though a different model, Facebook should be held to same standard as traditional media, says Mark Bartholomew.

5/10/16

The Advocacy Institute – the UB School of Law’s newest signature initiative to train students to become the best advocates in the profession – has named of a high-profile National Advisory Board.

4/7/16

Five UB law professors will discuss whether the current presidential candidates can fulfill their campaign promises within the present government system at a program to be held April 11, in O’Brian Hall.

4/7/16

Experts from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International will be among presenters at the symposium at UB.