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 to request an application.


Megan Stewart, Fellowships and Scholarships Advisor

University at Buffalo


P: 716.645.9682

408 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1670

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 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.

Sociology Courses That Might Be Of Interest To Pre-Law Students


Class Name Class Number Meeting Times
Criminology (SOC 307)

Why do individuals commit crime? This course examines and assesses a variety of theories from each of the three main criminological paradigms classical, positivist, and critical, with special attention to the role of important crime correlates such as class, gender, and race. In addition to theories of crime, the course also turns a critical lens to sources of crime knowledge (including popular media and national data sources), and introduces punishment philosophies and how they relate to theories of criminality.

21982 MWF 2-2:50PM
Drugs & Society (SOC 311)

Understanding the relationship between drugs and their social context provides insights into why, despite the risks, people find consciousness alteration meaningful. Topics covered in this course may include: the kinds of experiences/problems that arise from drug use; shifting perspectives on drug use in society; the emergence of drug crusades and drug legislation in America; the relationship between drug use and crime; the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems; and current domestic and international drug control policies.

18564 TR 9:30-10:50AM
Criminal Justice Systems (SOC 317)

This course examines the varying functions of criminal justice institutions: police, prosecutors, courts, probation services, and prisons and jails. Students will explore how the structure and practice of the criminal justice system varies across countries and will think critically about changes in the purpose and effectiveness of criminal justice institutions in the U.S. over time. Students will also understand the theoretical and practical role of these institutions in (re)producing or mitigating social inequality.

21986 MW 6:30-7:50PM
Juvenile Justice (SOC 319)

This course is organized around several themes: how delinquency is defined and measured, the sociological factors that put a child at risk for becoming a part of the juvenile justice system; the roles of gender, race, and class, as well as culture, families, schools, and communities, in predicting delinquency; and, responses to juvenile delinquency via the juvenile court process, youth corrections in the community, and out of home juvenile placements. Students will also examine how contact with the juvenile justice system may lead to or prevent future contact with the criminal justice system in adulthood.

21983 TR 12:30-1:50PM A Commitment to Diversity in Law


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