The Baldy Center Welcomes New Faculty

The Baldy Center welcomes new faculty.

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law is an endowed academic center. The Center’s mission is to advance interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy across all units at the University at Buffalo. We support research projects, conferences, workshops, fellowships, visiting scholars, speakers, research projects, and other promising initiatives through grants to UB faculty and graduate students. The call for grant applications opens in early January. Awards are announced in early spring. 

Our research themes

The Baldy Center fosters and supports scholars whose work bridges disciplines and contributes to the great and growing mosaic of law and society scholarship, including human rights, courts, environmental governance, legal geography, international trade, intellectual property, social inequality, administrative regulation, state and urban government, the legal profession, family, religion, and cultural understandings of law among many other topics.

We fund events organized by UB faculty

Academic events organized by UB faculty and fully or partially funded by The Baldy Center include conferences, workshops, book manuscript workshops, and guest speakers on any topic related to law, legal institutions, or social policy. We support research in the broad, interdisciplinary arena of law, legal institutions, and social policy, as stand-alone or collaborative projects, including pilot study research aimed at developing external funding proposals. Learn more about The Baldy Center grants.

  • Events
    7/27/23
    The Baldy Center fosters and supports scholars whose work bridges disciplines and contributes to the great and growing mosaic of law and society scholarship. Events by Baldy affiliated faculty cover a broad array of topics including but not limited to human rights, courts, environmental governance, legal geography, international trade, intellectual property, social inequality, administrative regulation, state and urban government, the legal profession, family, religion, and cultural understandings of law.
  • The Baldy Center Grants
    1/31/24
    OPEN CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS. The Baldy Center invites proposals for grants to support conferences, research and fellowships in AY 2024-2025.

We produce multimedia to share scholarly research

We invite you to engage with UB’s dynamic interdisciplinary scholars focused on critical law and social policy issues. The purpose of our blog and podcast is to share the perspectives of faculty, visiting fellows, and others. Contact us if you are interested in contributing to our blog and/or podcast.

The Baldy Center Blog

The Baldy Center Blog features interdisciplinary perspectives on research and current events from scholars whose work intersects with law, legal institutions, and social policy. We invite you to participate in The Baldy Center Blog.

Blog examples

The Baldy Center Podcast

The Baldy Center Podcast highlights academic research and scholarly perspectives on current issues and events. Learn more about The Baldy Center Podcast.

Podcast examples

We award research fellowships in interdisciplinary legal studies

We welcome fellowship applications from scholars outside UB who plan to engage in collaboration with UB faculty. The Call for Fellowship Applications opens in early January. Awards are announced in early spring. Each year, The Baldy Center typically awards one or two postdoctoral fellowships, and two senior/mid-career fellowships.

  • Postdoctoral Fellows
    3/29/23
    The Baldy Center Postdoctoral Fellows are highly promising scholars from a variety of disciplines who have completed their PhDs and/or JDs at other universities, but have not yet commenced tenure track positions. Chosen in an extremely competitive process, they carry out their scholarly projects with the full array of UB research resources and participate regularly in The Baldy Center talks, discussions, workshops, and conferences.
  • Senior and Mid-Career Fellows
    1/9/24
    The Baldy Center Senior Fellows are accomplished academics and professionals, usually faculty members at other universities, who pursue intensive scholarly projects closely related to the mission of The Center. They utilize UB’s extensive research resources, participate regularly in The Baldy Center events, and share their expertise with the larger community.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BALDY CENTER

Advancing interdisciplinary legal scholarship since 1978.

  • People
    7/28/23
    The Baldy Center is a focal point for the large group of scholars working on law, legal institutions, and social policy in the University at Buffalo community. The Center has a small staff working with the director and seven-member advisory council to aid and strengthen the larger community of scholars. The Baldy Center and Buffalo's scholarly community are also closely connected to regional, national, and global sociolegal scholars.
  • Research
    1/31/24
    The Baldy Center advances interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. We award research grants to faculty members and support conferences and workshops focused on critical issues. Our Baldy Center postdoctoral fellows and senior fellows intensively engage in their research during funded residencies at The Baldy Center. Our international network of scholars and globally accessible working paper series keep us connected as we catalyze new work in the complex mosaic of law and social policy research.