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UB Law panel examines campaign promises


Published April 7, 2016

Updated April 13, 2016

Several UB Law School faculty members will discuss whether the current presidential candidates can fulfill their campaign promises within our present governmental system at a panel discussion on April 13 in the law school.

The event originally was scheduled for April 11 but was moved because of the Bernie Sanders rally on campus that day.

The discussion, sponsored by the Buffalo Human Rights Center in the law school, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in 107 O’Brian Hall, North Campus. It is free and open to the public.

Panel members include Interim Dean James A. Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Bridget and Thomas Black Professor of Law; Anthony O’Rourke, associate professor; Matthew Steilen, associate professor; and Rick Su, professor. Topics will include immigration reform, mass incarceration, campaign finance reform, race and economic inequality, adopting legislation and constitutional amendments.

Professor Meredith Kolsky Lewis, vice dean for international and graduate programs, also will join the panel to discuss international trade issues.