Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)

Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper Series

The Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper Series publishes research in progress addressing important issues of law and social policy, and provides an international, interdisciplinary audience for the faculty and visiting scholars. Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper Series goes back to 2004.

Information about publishing your work in our series

SUNY University of Buffalo School of Law and The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy invite UB faculty and visitors to submit their current law-related working papers, articles, and chapters for inclusion in the Legal Studies Research Paper Series.

The series is produced by the SSRN’s Legal Scholarship Network, an electronic distribution service which allows scholars to circulate their research worldwide more quickly than they typically can through conventional journals or books. Posted papers are easily accessible without charge to anyone with access to the Internet.

The Buffalo Legal Studies series is open to all UB members of faculty writing in the broad area of legal studies, and also to scholars from other institutions who present papers here. Papers submitted for the series should be in good shape, with well-developed arguments and citations.

The Baldy Center and the School of Law cover the costs of posting to the series. We insert an identifying cover sheet to each paper during the process of uploading the submission to SSRN. SSRN then posts groups of four to six papers as an "issue" of the electronic abstracting journal which is mailed to over 5,500 subscribers. The abstracts can be announced in up to twelve additional SSRN subject matter journals. Articles from years past can still be posted to the series, without including them in a current "issue" for circulation.

John Beatty ( of the School of Law administers the series. Professors Samantha Barbas and Guyora Binder are the overall series editors. We look forward to receiving your papers for posting.