Category Archives: Fields of Law

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

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

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

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.

DiscoverLaw.org A Commitment to Diversity in Law

About DiscoverLaw.org

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. That’s why LSAC developed the DiscoverLaw.org campaign—to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law and choose a path in undergraduate school to help them succeed.

With access to experts, inspiring stories about law school graduates, answers to frequently asked questions, and more, DiscoverLaw.org provides students with resources, tips, and tools on how to become a competitive law school applicant.

DiscoverLaw.org is being promoted to undergraduate students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds nationwide through online and print advertising. Campuses across the country are encouraged to take advantage of the campaign’s many resources and materials.

Why Sign Up?

Create your DiscoverLaw.Org account

http://www.discoverlaw.org/sign-up.asp

 

UB Law school’s NYC program reboots with new opportunities

One of the Law School’s most distinctive and successful initiatives is hitting the 10-year mark with a return to its roots.

The New York City Program on Finance & Law, which takes law students to the heart of the nation’s financial capital for an intensive semester of hands-on learning, has welcomed a cohort of School of Management students into this year’s class.

Read the rest of the article at UB Now article – UB Law school’s NYC program reboots with new opportunities

Law School Resources to Bookmark (or follow on Twitter) Part 1: Wall Street Journal Law Blog

 

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Today I wanted to mention the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, which is a fantastic resource for Prelaw students wanting to learn more about the legal profession; big cases, professional trends, varying facets of law and judicial politics. It’s one of those resources to check out regularly to remain abreast of legal topics.

Don’t forget they have subsections,that have a direct URL, such as the Law School Blog.