Dean’s Certifications

Approximately two dozen law school applications require a Dean’s Certification form that requests information about student academic probation, dishonesty and disciplinary issues.

After you submit the Dean’s Certification release form below UB will process your documents. You may submit up to three requests at one time. The pre-law advisor will forward the Dean’s Certification directly to the law school. Although processing time is typically a week or two, please be mindful that we cannot guarantee a turn-around time of less than a month.  

Your submission below authorizes the University at Buffalo pre-law advisor to release this information.​ The pre-law advisor will attempt to contact you if anything of relevance is found within your file. Academic probation, dishonesty, disciplinary incidents or any other infraction that is officially on-record will be noted in our letter. Please keep in mind that the information you provide on your applications should be consistent with our findings, and that it is your responsibility to ensure consistency. If you have any questions, please email the pre-law advisor at

Student Release Form