Welcome 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.

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 academic events and faculty research

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.

We produce multimedia to share the research performed by UB faculty and fellows


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: Fall 2020,  Spring 2021, and Fall 2021 (forthcoming).


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. New blogs are released twice a month during each academic semester. We invite you to read our 2020-21 Blog.

Blog examples


The Baldy Center Podcast highlights University at Buffalo faculty research and perspectives on current issues and events. We focus on UB's interdisciplinary scholars of law, legal institutions, and social policy and their most recent work. Learn more about The Baldy Center Podcast.

Podcast examples

We host visiting scholars

We welcome applications from scholars outside UB who plan to engage in collaboration with UB faculty.