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 email@example.com. 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.
The Undergraduate Legal Research Program seeks to provide competitively-selected undergraduates with an introduction to legal research, analysis, and writing. For more information, please see the attached link here: Undergrad_Legal_Researcher.SPR16
Found in the Charles B. Sears Law Library of prominent pioneering women attorneys in New York State. (Link).
Erin Decker (who scored a perfect 180 on the LSAT) is teaching a full-day LSAT prep course this upcoming November 7th fro 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in 108 O’Brian Hall. Please see more information, in addition on how to register, by following this link.
Here are some interesting courses prelaw students might consider taking being offered through the Sociology department this upcoming Spring semester!
|Criminology (SOC 307)
|Sociology of Deviance (SOC 345)
|Juvenile Justice (SOC 319)
|Criminal Justice Systems (SOC 317)
|Drugs & Society (SOC 311)
From Dean of Undergraduate Education Andrew Stott –
“[…] 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.
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.
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.
To be considered submit the essay and application electronically to Elizabeth Colucci,
Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships,
If you are interested in submitting an essay, please contact either Elizabeth Colucci’s email above, or Jon Bonebrake at firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive the application form.
Are you thinking about continuing on to Graduate School? On Tuesday, October 27th from 3:30 -5:30PM in the Student Union Room 330, come listen to representatives from the Arts and Sciences, Education, Law, Management, Public Health and ask questions about graduate degree options at UB. Discussion topics to include funding, career outcomes, what makes a competitive applicant, and unique graduate options here at UB. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with these experts and learn how to make yourself a competitive applicant to graduate school.
Any questions about this event please contact Wayne Porterfield email@example.com
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 expected to be 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 proposing to offer a 3-credit course in Spring 2016 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. 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, judicial internships 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.
Due to an overwhelming response to the information session on Saturday, MFC decided to add another information session this week.
Prof. Posse will conduct information sessions in room 112 O’Brian Hall on Wednesday Oct 7 and Thursday Oct 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these two 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you have any questions about the class, you can contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904.
The annual Western New York Law School Fair will be held on Monday, September 28th from 1-3 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott Hotel (across the street from UB’s North Campus). This year we have over 70 ABA Approved Law Schools from coast to coast registered to attend (CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF REGISTERED LAW SCHOOLS). If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Porterfield, UB Career Services 716-645-2231 or email@example.com.