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UB School of Law’s Bronfein Family Law Clinic Takes on Issue of Family Separation

This post, by Shanta Trivedi, clinical teaching fellow in the Bronfein Family Law Clinic, recently appeared in a blog series on Social Justice in Legal Clinics produced by the Clinical Legal Education Association. It offers a glimpse into the difficult … Continue reading

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Celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 17 with Prof. Wehle Book Talk and Panel Discussion at UB School of Law

Prof. Kim Wehle’s book, How to Read the Constitution–and Why, has gotten a lot of Americans talking about the relevancy of this document in today’s political landscape. What does the Second Amendment really say about gun ownership? How can we … Continue reading

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Profs. Wehle and Keyes Respond to Trump Administration Change to Immigration Policy That Ends Flores Agreement

The Trump administration today issued new regulations for detaining migrant children, scrapping more than two decades of protections that limited their time in detention to a maximum 20 days. The new rules, due to take effect Oct. 22–although legal challenges … Continue reading

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UB School of Law Welcomes New Hires for Student Support and Success

It was a busy summer in the dean’s suite, as some great new people came on board and got acclimated to the law school. Paul Manrique joined the UB School of Law staff in May as assistant dean of students. … Continue reading

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UB School of Law Moves to Maximize Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students

UB School of Law students are now required to earn six credits of experiential learning in order to graduate, three of those serving actual clients. To help students get the most from these experiential learning opportunities, Prof. Margaret Johnson, director … Continue reading

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UB School of Law’s Jessica Emerson: What Jeffrey Epstein’s Case Says (and Doesn’t Say) About Human Trafficking

The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought to the nation’s attention the crime of human trafficking, “one of the most poorly understood crimes in America,” according to an Aug. 16 article in Vox. Federal law defines trafficking as using “force, fraud, … Continue reading

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UB School of Law Prof. Garrett Epps Helps U.S. Rep. DeFazio Draft War Powers Amendments

As tensions mount between the United States and Iran, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio has reintroduced a bill that would limit the presidential power to go to war unilaterally. This summer, he has been touring his district, and during a stop … Continue reading

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