SUNY Buffalo Law School

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John Lord O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

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The law school at University at Buffalo--SUNY has an application deadline of March 1. The full-time program application fee at the law school at University at Buffalo--SUNY is $75. Its tuition is full-time: $23,986 per year (in-state) and full-time: $40,056 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 12.6:1. The law school at University at Buffalo--SUNY has 81 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University at Buffalo—SUNY School of Law is the only law school in the State University of New York system. Through the many other academic departments at the university, UB Law students have a variety of dual degree options to consider, if interested, including a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the University at Buffalo—SUNY School of Management and a J.D./Doctor of Pharmacy through the University at Buffalo—SUNY School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Both law students and J.D./M.B.A. candidates are eligible to participate the New York City Program in Finance and Law, spending a semester taking courses and completing projects. In Buffalo, students can get hands-on counseling training through the UB Clinical Legal Education program, working on issues surrounding elder law, environmental policy, social justice, and more. The law school also operates a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, the Buffalo Human Rights Center, and the Canada-United States Legal Studies Centre.

There are many ways to get involved in the legal community at the UB School of Law, including student organizations such as the Prison Task Force and the Armed Forces and Veterans Law Student Association. There are also a variety of law journals, including the Buffalo Law Review, the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, and the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal.

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Year founded 1887
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 1
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (716) 645-2907
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 81
Student-faculty ratio 12.6:1
Total faculty 103

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 607
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 235


Tuition and fees

full-time: $23,986 per year (in-state)
full-time: $40,056 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $14,345


Employed at graduation2 33.0%
Median private sector starting salary $50,000
Median public service starting salary $50,287


Total volumes and volume equivalents 600,933

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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