Skip to Content
ublogo print

University at Buffalo Libraries

Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Law Library News


Reading/Exam Period hours

Beginning May 5, the Law Library will be open on the following schedule for the Law School’s Reading/Exam period:

Thursday 5/5: open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/6: open 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/7: open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 5/8: open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 5/9-5/12: open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/13: open 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/14: open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 5/15: open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 5/16-5/19: open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/20: open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Commencement, Saturday 5/21: Closed
Sunday 5/22: Closed

Hours at all University Libraries are noted at: http://library.buffalo.edu/hours/

2016 Mitchell Lecture, Part 2

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

2016 Mitchell Poster

The second of this semester’s Mitchell Lectures is here. On Friday, April 8 at 1pm, three speakers will address what changes in the legal profession mean for law schools and legal education. Get yourself in the Mitchell mood by checking out these articles by Friday’s speakers.

Susan Carle, American University Washington College of Law

Kevin Johnson, University of California Davis School of Law

Michael Schwartz, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

We hope to see you at the Mitchell Lecture on Friday, April 8 at 1pm in 106 O’Brian Hall.

How to Fix New York’s Constitution? A Town Hall Meeting on the 2017 Referendum

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Constitution Town Hall

Tomorrow, April 5, 2016 from 2-5:30pm, SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Baldy Center, Buffalo Law Review, Jaeckle Center, Partnership for the Public Good, and SUNY Rockefeller Institute will be hosting a town hall meeting, How to Fix New York’s Constitution.

On Election Day, Nov. 7, 2017, New Yorkers throughout the State will go into voting booths to ponder the question, “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?”  The New York Constitution mandates this ballot question every 20 years to give New Yorkers the opportunity for government reform.  (N.Y. Const., Art. XIX, § 2).   To educate voters about the ramifications of this question, this Town Hall meeting will bring together prominent experts on the government and constitution of New York State to discuss the content and character of the federal and state constitutions; what a constitutional convention would look like; and the issues at stake in constitutional reform.

Presenters will include:

GERALD BENJAMIN, Director, Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives, SUNY New Paltz.

CHRISTOPHER BOPST, Chief Legal and Financial Officer at Sam-Son Logistics.

HENRIK DULLEA, Trustee, Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY)

PETER GALIE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Canisius College.

HOW TO FIX NEW YORK’S CONSTITUTION?

A TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE 2017 REFERENDUM

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Cellino & Barnes Conference Center, 509 O’Brian Hall

Followed by Reception

Do You Need Help with Research Papers, Law Review Case Notes, or Other Research Assignments?

Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow |

The Reference Librarians Are Here to Help Six Days a Week!

Don’t forget that the Law Library reference librarians are available to show you how to do research for seminar and other research papers, Law Review case notes, and research projects for faculty or law firm employers. We will help you discover the treasure trove of information in our vast array of commercial databases, treatises and other secondary sources (in print or e-books), and free internet resources. Also, we will assist you with designing a research strategy and teach you some of our specialized research techniques.

Our reference desk hours are: (hours vary during vacations, intersession, and summer)
Monday – Thursday 9 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Also, you can call the reference desk (716-645-2047) to get help or set up an appointment or email us at asklaw@buffalo.edu

Posted in News | Comments Off on Do You Need Help with Research Papers, Law Review Case Notes, or Other Research Assignments?

Law Library closed 3/27/2016

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library will be closed this Sunday, March 27, 2016 (Easter).  We will re-open on Monday, March 28, at 7:30 a.m.

Spring Recess hours for the Law Library

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

During the upcoming Spring Recess, the Law Library will be open on the following schedule:

SPRING RECESS – MARCH 12-20
Saturday-Sunday 3/12-3/13: Closed
Monday-Friday 3/14-3/18: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 3/19: Closed
Sunday 3/20: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The full schedule of Law Library hours is listed at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/. Hours for all University Libraries are listed at http://library.buffalo.edu/hours/.

The 2016 Mitchell Lecture, Part 1

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

2016 Mitchell Poster

The first of this semester’s Mitchell Lectures are fast approaching. On Friday, February 12 at 2pm, three speakers will address the current state of the legal profession and where it is likely to go in the future. Get yourself in the Mitchell mood by checking out these articles by Friday’s speakers.

Bryant Garth, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Gillian Hadfield, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

David Wilkins, Harvard Law School

We hope to see you at the Mitchell Lecture on Friday, February 12 at 2pm in 106 O’Brian Hall.

Law Library hours for Spring 2016

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The regular schedule of Spring Hours at the Law Library will begin on Monday, February 1.

REGULAR HOURS – February 1-May 4
Monday-Thursday:  open 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday:  open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  open 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Exceptions to this schedule (including Spring Break, Easter Sunday, and the last day of classes) are noted at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/#exceptions

Law Library hours, January 23-31

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

During this last week of January, the Law Library will observe the following schedule:

Saturday-Sunday, 1/23-1/24: Closed
Monday-Thursday, 1/25-1/28: open 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 1/29: open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1/30: open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1/31: open 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

The full schedule of Law Library hours is available at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/ ; hours at other University Libraries locations are at http://library.buffalo.edu/hours/ ; and the Law School Academic Calendar is at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/current/aCalendar.html.