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Conklin to be Honored at Buffalo Law Review Dinner

By Ilene Fleischmann

Release Date: April 6, 2005

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Robert B. Conklin will be honored April 18 at the annual Buffalo Law Review Dinner.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robert B. Conklin will be honored for his distinguished service to the University at Buffalo Law School and the Western New York community by law students affiliated with the Buffalo Law Review at the law review's 16th annual dinner on April 21 in The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Cocktails at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Conklin is president of the law firm Hodgson Russ LLP, where he focuses his practice in both business and employment litigation. He has a bachelor's degree from Canisius College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the UB Law School in 1968, graduating cum laude. He was a senior member of the Buffalo Law Review in 1967-68.

Conklin is a member of the UB Law School's Dean's Advisory Council, a group that assists the dean and faculty in the development of policies and plans for the law school. As a member of the council, he introduced the mentoring program for first-year law students who are paired with members of Buffalo's legal community.

"Mentors offer advice and assistance to law students as they embark on their legal careers," said Nils Olsen, dean of the law school "Without Bob Conklin's support, this program would not have been launched."

Conklin often lectures for the New York State Bar Association Continuing Education Program and for the Conference of Casualty Insurance Companies. He also has served as vice chair of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee.

Conklin also is a director of the Shea's Performing Arts Center.

He and his wife, Susan, live in Orchard Park.

Tickets, at $60 per person, may be obtained by email to bufflrev@acsu.buffalo.edu or by calling 645-2059.