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2014-09-29, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Buffalo Marriott Niagara
Contact: Wayne Porterfield, 716-645-4625, wp9@buffalo.edu


Organizations Scheduled to Attend This Year's Event:

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL
80 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208

Attending Representative(s):Ms. Elaine Garrett
Assistant Director of Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
Located in the heart of New York's capital, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in North America. Albany, the home of New York's highest court, federal courts and the state legislature is itself a laboratory for the study of law. We offer the JD and LLM degrees, pathways of study, and several joint degrees through accredited colleges and universities in the Capital Region and New York City. Field placements, including internships through the Law Clinic and Justice Center, and the Government Law Center, provide students essential hands on learning. 


AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW
1025 Commons Circle
Naples, FL 34119

Attending Representative(s):
Brief Program(s) Description:
Ave Maria School of Law is a national law school with a growing reputation for educating lawyers who serve the law, their clients and the common good with professionalism and integrity, and for a curriculum grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition.  


DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Attending Representative(s): Sarah Rethage
Assistant Dean

Brief Program(s) Description:
With its attractive urban location, appealing small class size, extensive alumni network and many other benefits offered by a Duquesne University School of Law education, it’s no surprise that admission to the school is a goal shared by many people from around the country. Last year, applications were received from residents of dozens of states and several countries. The current entering class earned undergraduate degrees at more than 60 different colleges and universities. The School of Law offers both full-time and part-time J.D. programs, several joint degree programs, and study abroad options. Candidates for whom Duquesne University School of Law is their first choice law school may also apply to our Binding Early Decision Program, ensuring a decision on their application by December 1st. 


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW
25 East Pearson Suite 1208
Chicago , IL 60611

Attending Representative(s): Kayla Colombo
Assistant Director for Law Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
For over 100 years, the School of Law has offered excellence in legal education to men and women from across the country and around the world. The school's innovative, broad-based curriculum draws on the interdisciplinary strengths of Loyola University Chicago to train tomorrow's lawyers to be counselors, planners, mediators, arbitrators, judges, policy makers and litigators. Specialty programs include Advocacy, Business Law, Child and Family Law, Consumer Antitrust, Education Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Public Interest and Tax Law. There are also dual-degree programs in the following areas: JD/MSW, JD/MA in Political Science, JD/MBA, JD/MA in Comparative Law and Education and JD/MPP. 


MAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAW AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
108 Hofstra University, Joan Axinn Hall
Hempstead, NY 11549

Attending Representative(s):Mr. John  Chalmers
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management

Brief Program(s) Description:
JD; JD/MBA; LLM programs 


NEW ENGLAND LAW | BOSTON
154 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

Attending Representative(s):
Brief Program(s) Description:
New England Law | Boston provides an approach to legal education that focuses on exceptional academics, experiential learning, and an engaged community. Located in downtown Boston, New England Law boasts a strong community with a highly accessible faculty that is personally invested in students’ success. The law school is ABA accredited and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.  


NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Attending Representative(s):
Brief Program(s) Description:
New York Law School, located in the heart of New York City’s financial, legal, government and emerging tech districts, grants students unparalleled access to the many professional opportunities available within just blocks of its state-of-the-art facilities. By way of our traditional three year and part-time four year programs, as well as our innovative, new Two-Year Honors Program, NYLS offers students a first-rate legal education designed to help them succeed in the modern legal marketplace.  


NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Attending Representative(s): Liz Taufa
Admissions Representative

Brief Program(s) Description:
"Experiential" and "collaborative" are today's hot buttons in legal education. But for one school, those buttons have been hot for more than 45 years. At Northeastern University School of Law, we developed our practical learning education model in 1968. Central to it is our Cooperative Legal Education Program, which allows students to graduate with four, quarter-long, full-time jobs on their résumés. Combining classroom theory and rigorous academics with work experience, Northeastern law students receive their JD degrees in the same three year period as students at other schools, but graduate with at least 1,500 hours of full-time work experience. We walk the walk in terms of collaboration, too. Instead of grades, students receive written evaluations from their professors and co-op employers. Without an onerous class rank, students are free to work together and take intellectual risks. The school cultivates a culture of cooperation, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our talented students, graduates, and faculty understand what it is lawyers do, how they should do it, and the difference they can make in the lives of others. Consistently recognized as one of the best public interest programs in the nation, the school's commitment to social justice extends through the curriculum, co-op program, clinics and institutes, and student groups. Northeastern law students are people who believe that if you don't agree with the system—change it. They're risk takers who enjoy using the law—and their careers—in both traditional and nontraditional ways. They're team players who thrive on learning together as opposed to learning at the expense of others. They're realists who believe practical experience is critical to the legal education process. And best of all, they're passionate idealists who truly believe they can change the world. 


OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Attending Representative(s):Ms. Tessa Scott
Alumni Admissions Recruiter

Brief Program(s) Description:
Founded in 1885: Nationally recognized as one of 2012's Top 20 "Most Innovative Law Schools in the Nation," ONU Law is leader in preparing students for 21st century practice. As one of the smallest law schools in the country, we are redefining the law school experience. Why ONU Law? We are a leader in bar passage and job placement. We have a unique location conducive for academic studies. Our atmosphere of support is unmatched. Lastly, we have a loyal, active, and engaged alumni network. 


ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809

Attending Representative(s): Jolee Vacchi
Assistant Director of Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
Roger Williams University School of Law is located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, and is the only law school in the state. Under its new Affordable Excellence initiative, tuition was reduced by 18% and will be frozen for the next 3 years, making RWU Law the most affordable, private ABA-accredited law school in the northeast. RWU Law has a Clinical Guarantee that all qualified students will be afforded a substantial, hands-on clinical experience by the time they graduate. It also offers a Semester in Practice Clinical Externship program, whereby students can earn a full semester of credit through total immersion in an externship placement anywhere in the U.S. and beyond. 


SETON HALL LAW SCHOOL
One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102

Attending Representative(s):Mr. Peter Eraca
Associate Director of Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
Seton Hall offers an innovative J.D. curriculum constantly evolving to meet the demands of today’s global environment. Concentrations are offered in Health Law and IP. Students may participate in externships, study abroad (Egypt, Zanzibar & Western Europe) and the Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall’s clinical program. Seton Hall is 1 block from Newark’s Penn Station, where quick train ride takes students to Manhattan. Students can walk to Newark’s major law firms, government agencies and federal and state courthouses. 


SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002

Attending Representative(s): Denee Page
Assistant Director of Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
South Texas College of Law provides an accessible legal education, distinguished by its excellence, to a diverse body of students committed to serving their communities and the profession. 


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Attending Representative(s): Matt Gavin
Interim Assistant Dean of Admission

Brief Program(s) Description:
Suffolk University Law School is located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts and has nationally ranked programs in clinical training, legal writing, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. Students are offered the opportunity to focus their law study in one of seven concentration areas and may consider joining one of five law journals. Our over 23,000 alumni speak to our strong presence in the legal field. 


SUNY BUFFALO LAW SCHOOL
309 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Attending Representative(s): Lillie Wiley-Upshaw
Vice Dean for Admissions and Student Life

Brief Program(s) Description:
Among the strongest public law schools in the nation and a world-class center for interdisciplinary studies, SUNY Buffalo Law School provides students with a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools they need to succeed in a competitive environment. Whether you chose to pursue a career in public service or private practice, the Law School provides a hands-on, practice-orientated curriculum that combines a strong theoretical foundation with practical skills. 


SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Suite 340, White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Attending Representative(s):
Brief Program(s) Description:
Syracuse University College of Law offers students an exciting and rigorous academic journey that provides the knowledge, discipline and analytical skills needed to succeed in the legal profession and related fields - preparing the next generation of leaders to meet the demands and maximize the opportunities of our complex global society. 


THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON SCHOOL OF LAW
150 University Avenue
Akron, OH 44325-2901

Attending Representative(s):Mr. Adam Messner
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Brief Program(s) Description:
Offering affordable tuition and fees, a low cost of living, unparalleled access to local professionals and court facilities, and certificate programs in intellectual property law, health law, and litigation, The University of Akron School of Law is a premier destination for students seeking a low-cost/high-return legal education. 


TOURO LAW CENTER
225 Eastview Driive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Attending Representative(s):Mr. George Justice
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
Touro Law Center, which is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, one hour from New York City. Touro offers, full-time in the day and part-time in the day or evening, the Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), and Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies (for foreign law graduates). The J.D. may be combined with a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Public Administration in Health Care, or a Master of Social Work. 


TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Attending Representative(s):Ms. Emily Wojna
Assistant Director

Brief Program(s) Description:
Tulane Law School, established in 1847, is the 12th oldest law school in the United States. It is located on Tulane University’s main campus in uptown New Orleans. Tulane offers both a 3-year full-time JD program and five different LLM programs for students already holding a first law degree. From its founding, Tulane has offered its students the opportunity to study both of the world's great legal systems–the common law system upon which English and US law is based, and the civil law system governing most of the rest of the world. 


UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Attending Representative(s):Mr. Jeffrey Zavrotny
Assistant Dean for Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
At the University of Baltimore School of Law, you will learn doctrine, perspective and skills through traditional study as well as through clinical and lawyering courses. Your legal education is enriched by work on journals and membership in student organizations and government, as well as by participation in centers focused on local, national and global issues. As a graduate of the school, you will enter the legal profession exceptionally well prepared to analyze clients' legal issues, make oral and written presentations to courts and administrative bodies, and advocate for positive change on a host of issues. School of Law alumni serve in prominent public positions, many as lawyers and judges, changing their own lives and those of others through the profession of law. 


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW
401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697

Attending Representative(s): Stephen Vercelloni
Admissions Coordinator

Brief Program(s) Description:
UC Irvine School of Law, the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years, opened its doors to its first class in August, 2009. UCI Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job in the country of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. The law school's innovative curriculum stresses hands-on, interdisciplinary study and public service. UCI Law, now in its sixth year, already has a national reputation, with renowned professors and administrators drawn from the finest law schools in the country, an innovative practice-oriented curriculum, and modern facilities on a beautiful and expansive campus in suburban southern California accessible to both Los Angeles and San Diego. 


UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Attending Representative(s): Carole Judge
Admissions Counselor

Brief Program(s) Description:
The University of Dayton School of Law has an academic program that is designed to give you choices. You can start classes in May or August, and can complete your degree in two, two and a half, or three years. Dayton Law requires every student to participate in an externship, a semester-long program that gets you out of the classroom and allows students to gain important hands on experience. We offer cutting edge coursework in Cyber Law and Corporate Compliance. The University of Dayton School of Law has an innovative curriculum, supportive faculty and requirements that make you practice ready. 


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW
1311 miller drive, Room F203
Coral Gables , FL 33146

Attending Representative(s):Mr. Daniel Diaz
Assistant Director of Student Recruitment

Brief Program(s) Description:
A magnetic coastal city of exotic beauty and world-class ambience. A major commercial crossroads pulsing with energy. A multicultural mecca reflecting an array of colorful influences. This is the unparalleled setting of the University of Miami School of Law. Nestled into one of South Florida's loveliest locales – the lush, elegant enclave of Coral Gables – Miami Law vividly reflects the one-of-a-kind metro area it calls home. Our student body is one of the nation's most diverse, coming to us from across the U.S. and six continents. Our faculty combine impressive credentials and extraordinary expertise with an enthusiastic, supportive approach to teaching. Our curriculum is carefully designed to allow our students to develop a deep intellectual foundation in the principles of law while honing high-caliber professional skills. Our educational environment offers a broad variety of opportunities for clinics and clerkships in Miami's fascinating corridors of power and fast-paced corporate scene, as well as myriad opportunities for practical community-service experiences. And our profoundly global perspective provides the perfect springboard for a successful career in a profession that becomes more international every day.  


UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND LAW SCHOOL
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Attending Representative(s):Mr. Jay Jorgensen
Associate Director of Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
The educational program at the University of Richmond School of Law is designed to equip its graduates to render the highest quality legal services, while instilling a sense of professional responsibility. The course of study is not designed to teach legal rules, but rather to provide a foundation for the application and analysis of the law and the development of professional skills. The traditional case method of instruction is used in many courses. However, clinical education and courses devoted to various professional skills are increasingly prominent. An excellent faculty offers a curriculum that is well balanced in theoretical and practical courses and carefully selected to prepare the graduate for the successful practice of law. 


VERMONT LAW SCHOOL
164 Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT 05068

Attending Representative(s): Shirley Crawford
Admissions Counselr

Brief Program(s) Description:
Vermont Law School is an independent, national law and graduate school, drawing students from all fifty states and many foreign countries. VLS is the premier Environmental law school in the United States. Vermont Law offers both traditional and accelerated (2-year) JD programs, as well as 12-month Masters degrees in Environmental Law & Policy (MELP) and Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) and three LLM degrees. Along with traditional legal study paths, students may pursue focused studies in many areas: International Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights Law, Criminal Law, Dispute Resolution, Energy Law, and General Practice. All students can take advantage of extensive clinical and experiential Learning programs to enhance job skills and foster career development. Environmental law students draw from the deepest environmental curriculum in the country and work closely with a faculty of national and global leaders, while pursuing many focused subjects through the various Institutes and Initiatives within the Environmental Law Center. 


WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

Attending Representative(s): Amy Mangione
Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions

Brief Program(s) Description:
Western New England University School of Law is the only ABA accredited law school in Massachusetts outside greater Boston. Our mission is to provide student centered professional education. Our program includes a wide array of opportunities for you to think, act and write like a lawyer, including clinics, externships, competition teams, and simulation courses. To accommodate our students’ needs, Western New England University School of Law offers six programs leading to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree: a full-time, two part-time, and four combined degree programs.  


WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL
Office for Admission, P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Attending Representative(s): Elizabeth  Cavallari
Assistant Dean for Admission

Brief Program(s) Description:
Established in 1779 at the request of Thomas Jefferson, William & Mary Law School is the nation's oldest law school. Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, William & Mary combines wonderful historic roots, a strong national reputation, and a wealth of programs for a very competitive price. The Law School is concerned for students' intellectual development as well as developing character and values as constructive citizens who will do their part in society. With an enrollment of approximately 650 students, the Law School is small enough for people to know one another by name and large enough to form a critical mass for learning and scholarship. William & Mary is located a few blocks from Colonial Williamsburg and within short driving distance of Washington, DC; Richmond; and Norfolk. Visits are encouraged. 




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