University at Buffalo School of Law is many things. As one of the oldest law schools in New York State, it draws on 125 years of experience and innovation in legal education. As part of the University at Buffalo, an internationally renowned research university, it provides students and faculty with world-class educational resources and physical facilities. As a law school on an international border, it gives students access to a vibrant legal community whose practice involves transactions with clients in a foreign country they can see from their office windows. And as New York State’s public law school, it has a mission to promote justice, to serve the public interest, and to cultivate socially responsible students, professionals, and lawyers who will be leaders in their areas of practice and fields of scholarship.
Advanced law students come to Buffalo to work closely with leading scholars in many areas of scholarly inquiry and practice: cross-border business transactions and trade, criminal law and procedure, environmental law, labor law, constitutional law, civil litigation, tax, human rights, immigration law, and intellectual property, to name a few. They come to work in clinical programs that make a difference in local communities at the same time that they teach lawyering from the ground up. They come to immerse themselves in the language and foundations of United States and New York law. And they come to join a community that shares their enthusiasm for confronting the challenges of ensuring justice and fairness in the global practice of public and private law.
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