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Buffalo Law Review to Honor Judge Barbara Howe at Annual Dinner

By Ilene Fleischmann

Release Date: March 18, 2004

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Judge Barbara Howe will be honored at the UB Law School's 15th Annual Law Review Dinner.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Erie County Surrogate Judge Barbara Howe will be recognized for distinguished service to the University at Buffalo Law School and the Western New York community at the UB Law School's 15th Annual Law Review Dinner to be held on March 26 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

The dinner is open to all UB law alumni who have served on the Buffalo Law Review. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

"I am very pleased that the Law Review has chosen to honor such a good friend of UB Law School," said Nils Olsen, dean of the UB Law School. "I have known Barbara Howe since she was a first-year student in the law school, while concurrently serving on the faculty of the sociology department. She was an extraordinary student and has provided significant and distinguished public service in every position she has held since graduation. Barbara has been a consistent and important source of support for the law school and well deserves this prestigious award."

Howe is serving in her 17th year as a New York State Judge. She holds a bachelor's degree, with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Connecticut. She earned master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from Cornell University, and a juris doctor degree from the UB Law School.

She joined the UB faculty in 1974 and became a tenured faculty member in 1981. Since her election to the bench in 1987, Howe retains appointments at UB as adjunct clinical professor of law and adjunct associate professor of sociology.

Howe is a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women and the boards of the Erie County Bar Foundation Endowment Fund for Pro Bono Legal Services and the St. Augustine Center. She is vice president of the boards of the Women Judges of the State of New York and the One Hundred Club of Buffalo and Western New York, Inc. Howe is also a former president of the UB Law Alumni Association.

She has authored numerous articles in sociology and the law and is a frequent lecturer at educational seminars for attorneys and judges.

To make a reservation, call Britta Lukomski at 645-2059 or email lukomski@buffalo.edu.