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UB Advanced Honors Program

Application requirements of the Advanced Honors Program include:

  • 3.5 UB GPA
  • 45 or more completed credits hours (may include AP, IB, and transfer credits)
  • A completed application submitted by October 2, 2017 (http://honors.buffalo.edu/advanced)

Six information sessions have been scheduled to address any questions that students may have about the program.  The sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday, August 30 at 2 pm in 109 Capen Hall
  • Thursday, August 31 at 11 am in 107 Capen Hall
  • Wednesday, September 6 at 4 pm in 109 Capen Hall
  • Thursday, September 7 at 2 pm in 107 Capen Hall
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 3:30 pm in 108 Capen Hall
  • Friday, September 15 at 10 am in 107 Capen Hall

(107, 108 and 109 Capen Hall are located in the Honors College office suite within the Silverman Undergraduate Library.)

2017 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR MOOT COURT COMPETITION

2017 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR MOOT COURT COMPETITION

Undergrad Students of Color Moot Court Competition - Fall 2017

Presented by the Black Law Students Association at the University at Buffalo School of Law, Saturday, November 4th, 2017

The 2017 Undergraduate Students of Color (“SOC”) Moot Court Competition program originated as part of a diversity initiative established by 2011-2012 New York State Bar Association President Vincent E. Doyle, III; and 2011-2012 Commercial & Federal Litigation Section Chair David Tennant, to help increase the number of students of color interested in attending law school. Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to meet and interact with
law students, lawyers, and judges, while also providing them with a fun and engaging means of participating in a law-related oral-advocacy competition. All participating teams will have the chance to win scholarship prize money. The 2017 SOC Moot Court Competition is hosted by the
University at Buffalo School of Law Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (“UB BLSA”), and will be held on the morning of Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Student-competitors do not need to be a pre-law or criminal justice major in order to participate in the SOC Moot Court Competition. In fact, we strongly encourage students from all academic disciplines to apply to participate.
A total of 16 students will be paired in teams of two and matched with a local attorney who will serve as their competition coach. The teams will also be assigned to a past or present member of UB BLSA, whom will serve as their Competition Advisor. Furthermore, UB BLSA will host a workshop for competitors to prepare them for oral arguments and instruct them on techniques to use for the SOC Moot Court Competition.
Students are not required to write a brief or conduct significant research in connection with the Competition. The tasks of student competitors include: (1) reviewing a limited amount of information, including lower court decisions, other related precedent, and sample briefs; (2) working with their assigned coaches on argument outlines, issue comprehension, and presentation/argument strategies; (3) rehearsing and honing their arguments with their teammate
and on their own; and (4) appearing on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, to compete, meet law students, law school faculty, local attorneys and judges, show us their oral advocacy skills, and most of all – have fun!

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 SOC Moot Court Competition, please send the attached application cover sheet and a statement of interest (PDF format) to buffalo@nblsa.org. The statement of interest should be 500 words or less expressing the following: (1) why you are interested in participating in the 2017 SOC Moot Court Competition, and (2) how your participation in the 2017 SOC Moot Court Competition will aid in your preparation for law school.
All materials should be received in the UB BLSA email account (buffalo@nblsa.org) by midnight on Friday, September 22, 2017. Students will be notified and teams will be announced before midnight on Sunday, September 24th. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the UB BLSA Chapter President, Donell L. Gibson Jr., at buffalo@nblsa.org. Thank you and best of luck to you all!

 

Information Session Legal Professions Internship Fall 2017

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will be holding an information session for UB students who are interested in learning about new internship opportunities in legal professions.

This internship is developed in response to many student inquiries and has become a very popular addition to the UB Millard Fillmore College Paralegal Studies Program. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.

Millard Fillmore College is offering a 3-credit course in Fall 2017 that features unpaid legal studies internship experience for undergraduate students.

The legal studies internship was created and will be supervised by Olga Posse, J.D., MFC adjunct faculty. This experiential learning course will require 5 hours per week at the internship site plus online coursework.  Professor Posse secured commitments to internships through the Buffalo City Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Erie County Family Court and two private law firms.

This internship experience could prove to be very valuable to students with an interest in entering the legal profession. Any UB student seeking to gain legal knowledge and experience would find this internship to be a valuable addition to their UB degree.

Prof. Posse will hold information sessions for interested students

August 9, 10, 11 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   209 OBrien Hall
August 12 (Saturday) 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 209 OBrien Hall
August 14 & 16 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 209 OBrien Hall
  • Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these meetings.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.
  • Prof. Posse will review the applicants and select the most qualified because of the limited number of internships available.
  • Interested students should RSVP to oaposse@aol.com to let her know they are planning to attend either of the above-mentioned dates.
  • Prof. Posse will also respond to any questions concerning students may have concerning the course and internship opportunities.

There are only 60 Legal Professions Internships available for Fall 2017 and selection is competitive.  If you have any questions about the class, you should contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904 or email: oaposse@aol.com

LSAC is conducting a field test of a tablet-based LSAT administration system

On October 14, 2017, LSAC (the Law School Admission Council) will field-test the Digital LSAT at the following test centers: McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Madonna Catholic Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada .

In addition to previewing the Digital LSAT at no charge, test takers who complete the entire exam and a follow-up survey will receive a free administration of the actual LSAT. Field test participants who take the test and receive a reportable score no later than the June 2019 administration will receive a refund check for the cost of their test.

The Digital LSAT Field Test is being offered by LSAC free of charge.  It is intended for those who plan to take the LSAT in the near future.

Complete details and registration information are at http://digitallsat.lsac.org/Pages/Default.aspx

 

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships & Scholarships: Getting Started

Assembling your scholarship portfolio is more than just an activity – it’s a journey of personal discovery. From plentiful resources to unrelenting support, UB will be by your side every step of the way. Our students reflect on their scholarship journeys as ones of growth and development, where they learned to feel great confidence and pride in their accomplishments. Here is how we cultivate champions. Read more at Office of Fellowships and Scholarships – Getting Started.

 

Information Session Legal Professions Internship Summer & Fall 2017

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will be holding an information session for UB students who are interested in learning about new internship opportunities in legal professions.

This internship is developed in response to many student inquiries and has become a very popular addition to the UB Millard Fillmore College Paralegal Studies Program. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.

Millard Fillmore College is offering a 3-credit course in Summer and Fall 2017 that features unpaid legal studies internship experience for undergraduate students.

The legal studies internship was created and will be supervised by Olga Posse, J.D., MFC adjunct faculty. This experiential learning course will require 5 hours per week at the internship site plus online coursework.  Professor Posse secured commitments to internships through the Buffalo City Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Erie County Family Court and two private law firms.

This internship experience could prove to be very valuable to students with an interest in entering the legal profession. Any UB student seeking to gain legal knowledge and experience would find this internship to be a valuable addition to their UB degree.

Prof. Posse will hold information sessions for interested students

  May 8 & 10 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.   Baldy 111
  May 13 & 14 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.   Baldy 107
  May 15 & 16 6:00 – 6:50 p.m.   Baldy 111
  • Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these meetings.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.
  • Prof. Posse will review the applicants and select the most qualified because of the limited number of internships available.
  • Interested students should RSVP to oaposse@aol.com to let her know they are planning to attend either of the above-mentioned dates.
  • Prof. Posse will also respond to any questions concerning students may have concerning the course and internship opportunities.

There are only 60 Legal Professions Internships available for Summer and Fall 2017 and selection is competitive.  If you have any questions about the class, you should contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904 or email: oaposse@aol.com

New Course: SSC 432 Topics in Legal Studies: Law and Ethics – Perception and Reality

SSC 432 Topics in Legal Studies: Law and Ethics – Perception and Reality

Professor Hausbeck

Tuesdays 4:10-6:50  reg# 23818

Complaints about lawyers’ ethics are commonplace. This course examines the cultural image of the American legal profession, and the reality or unreality of our society’s perception of a lack of moral sensitivity intrinsic to the American legal system.  What reinforces the perception that lawyers are unethical? How does the legal profession address public misconceptions? To evaluate these issues, this course will use exemplary available media, opinions from actual disciplinary proceedings, hypothetical situational ethical dilemmas, and existing ethical rules that are applicable to all legal professionals.