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LSAT Practice Event at UB Law School January 16th!

SUNY Buffalo Law School will host its first ever LSAT Practice Test Event on Saturday, January 16th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in 108 O’Brian Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus. The LSAT Practice Test Event will include valuable test-taking strategies, a full-length proctored LSAT (PrepTest 76 from October, 2015), lunch, and a two-hour review for $50.00. Ms. Erin Decker, current SUNY Buffalo Law student and former Kaplan Product Development Manager, will host the LSAT Practice Test Event. Ms. Decker scored a perfect 180 on the LSAT! Space is limited so REGISTER TODAY!

Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition

I am pleased to announce the 2016 Scharps Legal Essay Competition. The competition is open to juniors and seniors 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 A Constitutional Conundrum: Search Drones and the Fourth Amendment.

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 SUNY wide 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.

A copy of the program announcement, along with instructions, application cover sheet and essay topic is available by contacting Elizabeth Colucci at The internal UB deadline is January 4, 2016. Entries will be reviewed by a UB selection committee. Up to 3 nominations can be submitted to the SUNY competition.

FanDuel, DraftKings Classified as Illegal Gambling By New York Attorney General


Nellie Drew, a University at Buffalo Sports Law Professor, is quoted in the article.

“I think this is a huge blow for fantasy sports,” said Nellie Drew, a University at Buffalo sports law professor. “It will be interesting to see if other states follow New York’s lead, but to some extent, Nevada already has and I think others will, as well. At the same time, I don’t think the fantasy sports industry is going to disappear that easily. The industry has attracted a ton of investment from substantial investors, and they aren’t going away.”