LSAT Prep Workshop

UB Law School Admissions
LSAT Prep Workshops & Practice Tests

Come and learn what skills you’ll need to succeed in getting the best LSAT score possible. Space for each session is limited to 30 participants.

Workshops

Hosted by the UB law School Office of Admissions and Student Life, our comprehensive day-long workshop teaches valuable techniques and skills to master the LSAT.

Saturday, March 11

Location: Room 106, School of Law, University at Buffalo (North Campus), Buffalo, New York 14260.
Schedule: Registration- 9:45 a.m.; Workshop- 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cost: $90 (includes lunch with admissions presentation, 6 hours of instruction, and a study guide).
No refunds are available 48 hours prior to the workshop.

Practice Test

Be Prepared for Test Day! Learn valuable test-taking strategies. Take a Full-length LSAT in proctored conditions (PrepTest 77).

Saturday, April 22

Location: Room 104, School of Law, University at Buffalo (North Campus), Buffalo, New York 14260.
Schedule:
  8:45 -9:00 a.m. – Check-in
9:00 -9:30 a.m. – Test Taking Strategies
9:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. – Administer LSAT Prep Test
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch
1:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Review
Cost: $50 (includes lunch and a 2-hour review and Q&A with Erin Decker ’16 who scored a perfect 180 on the LSAT)

YOU Must Register to Attend: http://www.law.buffalo.edu/admissions/lsat-workshops.html#title_5

Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) Fellow Application

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) Fellow. The Fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. All expenses are paid for by UB and an alumnus of UB.

Since 1970, CSPC Fellows have traveled to Washington, DC to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research, and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process. In the past, Fellows have had the opportunity to meet with speakers such as Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu; journalists James Kitfield, Ron Fournier, and Clive Crook; and defense experts Michele Flournoy, Frank Cilluffo and Capt. Eric Jones, USGC.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s Fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government
  • Comfort speaking, presenting and writing about the American Presidency or Congress
  • All academic majors are eligible although typically Fellows are from political science, history, international studies, business, philosophy, economics, public health or journalism

Requirements:

  • Able to attend two conferences in Washington, DC – one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the US Presidency and/or Congress. Write a 10-15 page paper based on this topic

Applications to become UB’s CSPC Fellow are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, March 6: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/center_for_the_study_of_the_presidency_and_congress.

You can find more information about the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress here: http://www.thepresidency.org/.

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Graduating at the end of the Semester?

Apply for Graduation: A Must Do, and Degree Checkout Status

Undergraduate Students: You must apply for graduation in your HUB Student Center (via MyUB).

You will only be able to select the Graduation Terms that are available to apply for, and you will not be able to apply for your degree more than one year in advance. You cannot be in an “Intended” plan and must be officially accepted into a major before you can apply for your degree.

Students who will be receiving two degrees (BA & BS, BFA & BA) and students in a combined degree program must apply for both degrees at the same time.

New Information: Your Degree Conferral Date (the date your degree is awarded) is now in the HUB as a “Graduation Term”; the final term (semester) before your conferral. Please be careful when choosing these dates as they can affect your ability to register and possibly your financial aid eligibility.

Source:  Office of the Registrar: Degrees and Graduation

Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Scharps Legal Essay Competition

The Scharps Legal Essay Competition (please see attached) is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Student Rights in College Athletics.

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

Students must submit their essays and application cover sheets to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu to request an application.

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Megan Stewart, Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor

University at Buffalo

E: mrp6@buffalo.edu

P: 716.645.9682

408 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1670

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UB Law School Open House

Upcoming UB Law School Admissions – Open Houses
Visit Us

Every law school has its distinctive qualities, individual cultures and unique atmosphere. Visiting a law school can help you determine whether it’s the best place for you to live and study.

Our Open House gives you the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, the curriculum and financial aid. You will also have the opportunity to meet with current law students. Though registration is required, this event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, December 7
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; registration begins at 5:30 p.m., refreshments will be provided.
Location: University at Buffalo School of Law, 106 O’Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260 (View Map)
Register to attend this open house:

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; registration begins at 10:30 a.m., refreshments will be provided.
Location: University at Buffalo School of Law, 106 O’Brian Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260 (View Map)
Register to attend this open house.

The recruitment meetings for the Millard Fillmore College Spring 2017 semester – Legal Professions Internship Course (3 credits)

The recruitment meetings for the Millard Fillmore College Spring 2017 semester – Legal Professions Internship Course (3 credits) will be held on the following dates & in the rooms listed below:
Please RSVP for the meeting you will attend via email to oaposse@aol.com. Bring a copy of your transcript and resume to the meeting.

Nov. 17 Thursday Room 706 O,Brian Hall (Law School – North Campus) 6-7 pm
Nov. 18 Friday Room 706 O,Brian Hall (Law School – North Campus) 6-7 pm
Nov. 21 Monday Room 10 (basement) O,Brian Hall (Law School – North Campus) 9-10 am

Registration is BY INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION ONLY … DO NOT REGISTER WITHOUT PERMISSION (2 students have already done so).
There are only 60 seats for the Spring semester and admission is competitive .. early applicants do best.