Release Date: April 25, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cheerleaders and confetti cannons will help proclaim the $30 million campaign for the SUNY Buffalo Law School beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.
UB President Satish K. Tripathi and Law School Dean Makau Mutua will be among the speakers announcing the law school’s fund-raising campaign, “Our Time is Now,” which law school officials describe as “the most pivotal undertaking in the school’s history.”
Festivities included in the ceremonies include: UB cheerleaders doing backflips and other acrobatics at 6:30 p.m.; collective cheers from the crowd spelling out the reason for the law school’s campaign at 6:35 p.m.; unveiling of an illuminated campaign sign showing money already raised for the campaign at 6:45 p.m.; and a firing of confetti cannons and a mass-audience waving of pom poms at the finale at 6:49 p.m.
Campaign co-chairs Thomas E. Black Jr., Kenneth B. Forrest, Margaret W. Wong and Francis M. Letro – along with faculty, committee members and students – will be on hand to celebrate the start of the campaign.
Since its founding in 1887, SUNY Buffalo Law School – the State University of New York system’s only law school – has established an excellent reputation and is widely regarded as a leader in legal education.
Its cutting-edge curriculum provides both a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools graduates need to succeed in a competitive marketplace, wherever they choose to practice. A special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service and opportunities for hands-on clinical education makes SUNY Buffalo Law unique among the nation’s premier public law schools.