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Paralegal Courses (MFC) that may be of interest to Pre-law Students

 PARALEGAL STUDIES

The Paralegal Studies Program provides students with the unique opportunity to earn a certificate of completion in paralegal studies.  Students have a choice to enroll as a noncredit student or to earn academic credit.  Designed with a practical orientation, and with assignments that are applicable to real life work situations, the program challenges students to apply knowledge as it pertains to different in fact situations.  Paralegal studies is an intensive program designed for working adults who are looking to upgrade their skills to make career changes.  The paralegal studies program is an excellent opportunity to prepare for quick entry into the marketplace for one of the fastest-growing careers in the country.

Who Should Consider This Program

Currently employed paralegals and law firm employs will learn the skills necessary to increase billable hours and productivity. This is an excellent choice for individuals interested in becoming paralegals who will become proficient at legal terminology, analytical research, and writing. Pre-law students find these courses to be excellent preparation prior to enrolling in law school.

 Our Faculty

Faculty selected to teach these courses bring years of experience to the classroom as practicing legal professionals. Faculty are New York State Bar certified and currently practicing their professional area of expertise.

 Program Requirements to earn a certificate of completion
The paralegal studies program consists of two courses, MFC 332 Paralegal Principles and Procedures. and MFC 334 Legal Research and Writing. Students may enhance the program by taking elective courses designed to expand their knowledge and upgrade their skills.

Further information Paralegal Studies,  The University at Buffalo – Millard Fillmore College

Sociology Courses (Fall 2017) that may be of interest to Pre-Law Students

Fall 2017 Sociology courses that might be of interest to Pre-law StudentsHere are several Sociology Courses for Fall 2017 offerings that may be of interest to pre-law students. The courses are listed below, along with their meeting times.

Class Name Class Number Meeting Times
Criminology (SOC 307) 18013 TTR 11AM-12:20PM
Drugs & Society (SOC 311) 19967 MWF 1-1:50PM
Criminal Justice Systems (SOC 317) 23417 MWF 10-10:50AM
Sociology of Punishment (SOC 337) 23414 MWF 3-3:50PM
Sociology of Deviance (SOC 345) 21897 MW 5-6:20PM

 

 

NY Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY LEO) application deadline, April 7, 2017

As the incoming Executive Director of the Legal Education Opportunity Program (NY LEO) sponsored by the New York State Judicial Institute with the support of Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, it is my great pleasure to introduce myself and to remind you that the April 7, 2017 deadline is approaching to apply for this summer’s NY LEO program.

NY LEO is an intensive, on-site, six-week law school preparation program housed at the New York State Judicial Institute that runs from June 4 through July 14, 2017.  The program provides a solid foundation for excellence in law school and is designed to support the success of prospective law students who are members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession through course work, mentoring, and substantive engagement with lawyers and judges.

To be eligible for NY LEO, applicants must be New York State residents who are (1) minority, economically disadvantaged, or educationally disadvantaged; (2) college graduates by June 2017; and (3) accepted to or on the wait list at a law school in New York State for Fall 2017 enrollment.

Information and a more detailed description of the program may be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/leo/index.shtml

The application may be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/leo/appform.shtml

Please share this wonderful opportunity with students admitted and wait-listed at your law school and let me know if you have any questions about the program.

All my best,

Natalie Gomez-Velez

Professor of Law and

Executive Director, NY LEO

Discover Law @ the University at Buffalo School of Law

A Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program

Recognizing that there is a shortage of minorities entering the field of law, the University at Buffalo School of Law created the Discover Law Undergraduate Scholars Program to:

  • Provide an immersive experience for undergraduates interesting in pursuing a career in law
  • Expose students to critical thinking and help them develop reading and analytical skills
  • Provide an in-depth and thorough experience in a four-week summer residency program.

This program is at no cost to participants.

This program is intended for undergraduates who have completed their freshman or sophomore year, but who will not commence their junior year before the end of the program, and are:

  • Underrepresented minority students, or
  • First generation college students

Program Partners

The University at Buffalo has launched an Innocence and Justice Project

The University at Buffalo has launched an Innocence and Justice Project, devoted to helping inmates who were wrongfully convicted have their convictions reversed. The project brings eight students into contact with the 440 motions from inmates; those inmates might be innocent, or they might have suffered a miscarriage of justice in some way.

Listen to the full podcast presented on Connections WXXI.org

Internship Events: Internship Day and Internship Fair

Internship Day Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A whole day designed to explore internships. Get your free LinkedIn photo. Get your resume reviewed, information on internship programs

AND the very next day is the Spring Job + Internship Fair so get on the grind, internships are right around the corner!

9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 2nd Floor – Student Union.  Internship Day Information and Event Schedule

Internship Fair – Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The largest job and internship fair for all majors.

Event Information

  • Date: March 1, 2017
    Time:  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Location: Alumni Arena
  • Reserve your spot today. Register on Bullseye powered by Handshake!

    Office of Career Services

Internship Day – Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Internship Day : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

University at Buffalo | Student Union Lobby Student Union Student Union #104, Buffalo, NY 14051 | Other

It’s time to rise and grind #UBuffalo! A whole day designed to explore internships or help you get ready for that internship you’ve had your eye on. Before we do internship things, we drink coffee so stop by our pop-up coffee bar in the Student Union Social Hall complete with a place to get your free LinkedIn photo, get your resume reviewed, information on internship programs and last but not least the Internship Confessional, where you get to ask all your burning internship questions. AND the very next day is the Spring Job + Internship Fair so get on the grind, internships are right around the corner!

9 a.m. | Resume Cafe: How to Write a Resume | SU 250

10 a.m. | Pick Your Blend: How to Find an Internship in Arts, Business or Communication | Student Union 220

10 a.m. | Pick Your Blend: How to Find an Internship in Education, Human Services or Government | Student Union 250

10 a.m. | Pick Your Blend: How to Find and Internship in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math | Student Union 210

11 a.m. | Class Act: Professionalism Workshop | Student Union 210

11:30 a.m. | Stay Savvy: Skill-building with ComedySportz | Student Union 210

2 p.m. | Good Afternoon UB! Presentation by Stefan Doyno ’11 | Student Union 210

3:30 p.m. | Sharpen Your Interview Skills | Student Union 330

4:30 p.m. | The Panel: Employers + Students Get Real | Student Union 210

6 p.m. | Feature Film “The Intern” movie (free) | Student Union 210

Full Schedule for Internship Day 2017

Office of Career Services, 259 Capen Hall, 716-645-2231

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.