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Spring Recess hours

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Spring Recess starts this weekend, along with a change in Law Library hours.  We’ll be open on the following schedule:

Saturday-Sunday 3/18-3/19:   Closed
Monday-Friday 3/20-3/24:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 3/25:   Closed
Sunday 3/26:   10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The full schedule of Law Library hours is available at or The schedule of hours for all University Libraries is at

UB School of Law to hold conference on legal challenges posed by climate change

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The University at Buffalo’s Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and Buffalo Environmental Law Journal will bring together noted experts to discuss how law and policy can help society address the changing climate, and the justice issues those changes raise, as part of “The Changing Climate: Reflections on Current Law, Policy, Justice and Regulation.”

The conference will take place March 10-11 in the Cellino and Barnes Conference Center, 509 O’Brian Hall on UB’s North Campus. It is free and open to the public. Registration is available at

More info at:

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Law School scholarship re: women and the law

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In honor of International Women’s Day, why not explore the research and writing of some of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s renowned scholars in the field of Women and the Law?

Interested in more scholarship from the Law School? Check out our faculty’s Research & Areas of Interest and follow the links to their bios and publications.

Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition

Posted on: | by Brian Detweiler |

FYI, UB Law Students: If you have written, or are considering writing an article on tax law or policy, please consider entering the Tax Analysts Student Writing Competition:

“Tax Analysts sponsors a writing competition that enables students who win to publish a paper in Tax NotesState Tax Notes, or Tax Notes International and receive a 12-month online subscription to all of these weekly magazines after graduation. Students should be enrolled in a law, business, or public policy program. Papers must be between 2,500 and 12,000 words and focus on an unsettled question in federal, international, or U.S. state tax law or policy. Entries are blindly evaluated by our editorial staff primarily on the basis of originality, readability, organization, reasoning, and overall quality of content.”

Contest guidelines are available at

Good luck!

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Spring Hours begin Monday, February 6

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As we move from Winter to Spring sessions, the Law Library will be closed this weekend (Saturday, February 4-Sunday, February 5).  We will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 6, and begin to follow the schedule for Spring 2017:

Spring Session – Regular Hours – February 6-May 5, 2017

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

For exceptions to these hours and links to other schedules, please visit

Free Tax Preparation by UB School of Management Students

Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow |

Dean Paul Tesluk of the UB School of Management (SOM) announced that SOM students are available to provide free tax preparation assistance. His message is reproduced below.

Dear University Community:

On behalf of the School of Management, I am pleased to announce that our IRS-certified accounting students will again offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families with an annual income below $54,000. UB employees* are encouraged to take advantage of this service and to invite their families and neighbors to do the same.

The service will be offered at the North and South campuses. Dates, times, locations, maps and other important details can be found at the link below:                                                                               


Paul Tesluk

Dean, School of Management

* Please note that tax preparation for nonresident aliens requires special processing that is beyond the scope of the services provided by Beta Alpha Psi volunteers. UB employees who are nonresident aliens can visit this website to find out if you are eligible to use Sprintax for income tax filing.



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New Law Library hours starting Monday, January 30th

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

As the Winter Session draws to a close with reading days and exams, the Law Library will begin following a new schedule of hours starting Monday, January 30th.

For the Winter Session Reading/Exam period, January 30-February 5, the Law Library will be open on the following schedule:

Monday-Thursday 1/30-2/2:  7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday 2/3: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 2/4-2/5: Closed

The full schedule of Law Library hours is posted at

Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Did you know…  University at Buffalo Student Engagement sponsors a community day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. King. UB faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for a half-day on various projects in the WNY community on January 16.  For more information, visit: