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.
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.
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 faculty 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 our grants to UB faculty.
The Baldy Center fellows and grant recipients are engaged in diverse, interdisciplinary research projects. We share highlights about their work in our semi-annual virtual magazine. We invite you to learn about their cutting-edge work and the work of new graduate student scholars in law and social policy by reading the articles presented in our magazines.
The Baldy Center Blog features interdisciplinary perspectives on research and current events from UB scholars whose work intersects with law, legal institutions, and social policy. We invite you to read The Baldy Center Blog.
The Baldy Center Podcast highlights UB faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on recent work by UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy. Learn more about The Baldy Center Podcast.
We welcome grant proposals and applications from new UB faculty as well as scholars outside UB who plan to engage in collaboration with UB faculty.