Experts by Expertise: Law

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  • Head shot of Daniel Antonius.
    11/22/23

    Daniel Antonius

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry

    Expertise: terrorism, violence, aggression, CTE and behavior, mental health and the legal system

    Phone: 716-898-5290

    Email: danielan@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Samantha Barbas.
    3/3/23

    Samantha Barbas

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: Mass media law, libel, privacy, freedom of the press

    Phone: 716-645-6216

    Email: sbarbas@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Christine P. Bartholomew, University at Buffalo faculty expert on class actions, evidence and antitrust law, and on clergy abuse.
    8/16/21

    Christine P. Bartholomew

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: class actions, antitrust law, consumer protection, clergy abuse, clergy privilege

    Phone: 716-645-7399

    Email: cpb6@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mark Bartholomew.
    12/7/23

    Mark Bartholomew

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, cyber law, artificial intelligence and copyright law, cybersecurity bills, net neutrality, advertising law

    Phone: 716-645-5959

    Email: bartholo@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Guyora Binder, University at Buffalo criminal law expert.
    8/16/21

    Guyora Binder

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law and Hodgson Russ Faculty Scholar

    Expertise: criminal law, felony murder, homicide, jurisprudence, legal theory, international law

    Phone: 716-645-2673

    Email: gbinder@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Michael Boucai.
    12/12/22

    Michael Boucai

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: Law and policy on sex, sexuality, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation; reproductive rights; constitutional, criminal, and family law; LGBTQ history

    Phone: 716-645-1743

    Email: mboucai@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Irus Braverman, University at Buffalo wildlife, conservation and environmental law expert.
    8/16/21

    Irus Braverman

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: laws governing animals, zoos, wildlife, coral reefs, extinction and climate change law, law and society, law and conservation, law and the environment, environmental justice in Israel/Palestine

    Phone: 716-645-3030

    Email: irusb@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of S. Todd Brown, University at Buffalo business bankruptcy and corporate fraud expert.
    6/16/23

    S. Todd Brown

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: business bankruptcy, bankruptcy trusts, complex litigation/mass torts, corporate governance, and corporate fraud

    Phone: 716-645-2052

    Email: stbrown2@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Mary Bush.
    12/19/18

    Mary Bush

    Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry

    Expertise: forensic dentistry, bite mark analysis, victim identification

    Phone: 716-829-2862

    Email: bushma@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Peter Bush.
    12/5/16

    Peter Bush

    Director of the South Campus Instrument Center

    Expertise: forensic dentistry, bite mark analysis, victim identification

    Phone: 716-829-3561

    Email: pjbush@acsu.buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Michael Dambra, University at Buffalo regulations and SEC expert.
    8/16/21

    Michael Dambra

    Associate Professor of Accounting and Law

    Expertise: economic consequences of regulatory changes; initial public offerings (IPOs); pension accounting; valuation of privately held equity

    Contact: Michael Dambra can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

  • Head shot of Matthew Dimick.
    4/7/23

    Matthew Dimick

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: income inequality, tax and welfare policy as it relates to income inequality, corporations, employment law, labor law

    Phone: 716-645-7968

    Email: mdimick@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Shawn J. Donahue, University at Buffalo elections, political science and Constitutional law expert.
    6/27/22

    Shawn J. Donahue

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    Expertise: voting rights, redistricting, gerrymandering, state and local politics (including New York State and Buffalo-area politics), campaigns, elections, civil liberties, Constitutional law, election law

    Phone: 716-645-8446

    Email: shawndon@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Helen A. Nellie Drew.
    8/16/21

    Helen A. “Nellie” Drew

    Director of the Center for the Advancement of Sport

    Expertise: sports law, including student-athletes’ name, image and likeness (NIL), antitrust laws, collective bargaining, discipline of athletes, drug testing, NCAA compliance and Title IX; diversity in sport

    Phone: 716-645-2071

    Email: hdrew@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Charles P. Ewing.
    8/16/21

    Charles P. Ewing

    SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

    Expertise: crime, psychology of crime, forensic psychology, criminal trials, murder trials, insanity defense, death penalty, juvenile law, sex offenders

    Phone: 716-645-2770

    Email: cewing@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora.
    4/7/23

    Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora

    Associate Professor of Law

    Expertise: legal philosophy, transnational law, transitional justice, truth commissions, Colombia’s peace agreement, international human rights and compensation

    Phone: 716-645-3292

    Email: jorgefab@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Karl Fiebelkorn.
    10/13/23

    Karl Fiebelkorn

    Emeritus Senior Associate Dean for Student, Professional, and Community Affairs

    Expertise: laws and regulations affecting pharmacy practice, medication errors, systems for improving practice sites, adult asthma, pharmacy business plan modeling

    Phone: 716-645-2824

    Email: kdf@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Lucinda M. Finley.
    8/16/21

    Lucinda M. Finley

    Frank G. Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy

    Expertise: abortion, reproductive rights, women and the law, Supreme Court, employment discrimination, equal protection law, tort law and reform

    Phone: 716-645-6152

    Email: finleylu@buffalo.edu

    Contact: Finley can also be contacted through Doug Sitler in UB Media Relations at 716-645-9069 or drsitler@buffalo.edu.

  • Portrait of James Gardner, UB election law and constitutional law expert, in a suit and tie.
    8/18/21

    James A. Gardner

    Bridget and Thomas Black SUNY Distinguished Professor of Law

    Expertise: election law, constitutional law, federalism, voting rights, redistricting, democracy, state constitutional law

    Phone: 716-645-3607

    Email: jgard@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Feng Gu, University at Buffalo financial reporting and corporate governance expert.
    9/20/22

    Feng Gu

    Chair of Accounting and Law

    Expertise: financial reporting; mergers and acquisitions; intangibles; corporate governance; insider trading

    Contact: Feng Gu can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or mgt-pr@buffalo.edu.

  • Head shot of Patricia Logan-Greene.
    4/12/23

    Patricia Logan-Greene

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: violence and victimization, adverse childhood experiences, gun violence and prevention, child maltreatment

    Phone: 716-645-1533

    Email: pblogang@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Joanne Song McLaughlin, University at Buffalo labor economics and age discrimination expert.
    10/26/23

    Joanne Song McLaughlin

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Expertise: labor economics; health insurance mandates; age discrimination; older workers; AI and the future of work

    Phone: 716-645-8685

    Email: jsmclaug@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Athena D. Mutua, University at Buffalo civil rights law and legal justice system expert.
    6/23/23

    Athena D. Mutua

    Professor of Law and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar

    Expertise: civil rights law; constitutional law (Fourteenth Amendment); critical race and feminist legal theory; law and political economy; race and the legal justice system

    Phone: 716-645-2873. Athena D. Mutua can sometimes be contacted more quickly through the UB Media Relations team at ub-news@buffalo.edu.

    Email: admutua@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Anthony O'Rourke, University at Buffalo criminal law and procedure expert.
    8/16/21

    Anthony O’Rourke

    Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad Professor of Civil Justice

    Expertise: criminal law and procedure, inequality in the criminal justice system

    Phone: 716-645-3097

    Email: aorourke@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Annette Semanchin Jones.
    4/12/23

    Annette Semanchin Jones

    Associate Professor and Director, PhD in Social Welfare program

    Expertise: child welfare, foster care, child protection services

    Phone: 716-645-1862

    Email: amsemanc@buffalo.edu