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Celebrating “A Black Man’s Journey from Sharecropper to College President” by Judy Scales-Trent

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Cover image of Black Mans JourneyJoin the University at Buffalo School of Law in congratulating and celebrating emeritus professor Judy Scales-Trent on her award-winning book, A Black Man’s Journey from Sharecropper to College President: the Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963 (Monroe Street Press, 2016).

Professor Scales-Trent’s book has received numerous prestigious awards, including: Silver Award, 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards; Silver Award, 2016 Nautilus Book Awards; Finalist, 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards; Finalist, 2016 Best Book Awards.

As noted in Kirkus Reviews (12/15/2016, Vol. 84 Issue 24, p. 190-191), “Scales-Trent . . . is Trent’s granddaughter, and her book is clearly a labor of love.”

The book is available in the UB Libraries and via Amazon.

Terry McCormack, Rock Solid

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Terry Rock Steady

Last Friday, at the University Libraries Staff Appreciation luncheon, our very own Terry McCormack received the 2015 Rock Solid Award. Also known as “the Harvey,” the Rock Solid Award recognizes the efforts and dedication of a Library staff member whose reliability, initiative, disposition and quality of work has contributed to the betterment of the workplace and to the University Libraries as a whole.

H. Austin Booth, the Vice Provost for University Libraries, who presented the award, summarized the feelings of many in the UB community when she said:

“This individual has been described by colleagues both inside the libraries and within the University as a hard worker and someone who can always find a way to make things happen, and happen smoothly; even last-minute, huge requests. This person is never too busy to offer a smile, is always willing to listen and help and always seems to be working to make everyone else’s day run a bit easier. This individual has a one-of-a-kind worth ethic, will come in on weekends or evenings if needed to support an event and is always available by phone or email. No matter how large or how small the job, this individual tackles it with enthusiasm and true concern for those who need help. As one colleague gratefully said, “Knowing that he heads the Law IT program helps me sleep at night!” He is the library’s “Switzerland” and the law school’s “MacGyver.””

So if you see Terry, be sure to give him a high five. He’s rock solid.

Congratulations, Tedros!

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Tedros

Have you heard? Tedros Teklzghi, a vital member of SUNY Buffalo Law’s IT Department, will be receiving the UB Educational Opportunity Center’s Distinguished Alumni Award!

UBEOC’s Distinguished Alumni Award “recognizes University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Alumni who portray professional achievement, distinguished service, and commitment to the lifelong learning and self-empowerment values of the University at Buffalo EOC.” Tedros will be receiving the award at the UBEOC Graduation on May 20.

Congratulations, Tedros, and thank you for all your hard work and service!

Gargano to get Law Day Award

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Gargano

Exciting news! Bernadette Gargano’s Pro Se Civil Litigation Support Practicum was selected to receive the Law Day 2015 Justice Award from the Erie County Bar Association. The Pro Se Civil Litigation Support Practicum was selected as co-recipient for the award, along with VLP’s family and federal court help desks. The Justice Award recognizes individuals who have substantially contributed to the improvement of the justice system.  The students in Bernadette’s practicum have provided over 1,500 hours of assistance to pro se litigants appearing at the help desks in family and federal court.  Bernadette also frequently serves as a volunteer attorney for the federal court help desk.

Congratulations, Bernadette, and thank you for all your hard work and service!

The Lennies: Favorite Lawyer Parent

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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It’s Week 1 of the Lennies and it’s time to determine, who is your favorite lawyer who is also a parent?

Law school ethics classes teach that you are not a just a lawyer during business hours. No, you are a lawyer twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The children of these four individuals can attest to that. From getting offspring sprung from jail, to cross-examing curfew breakers, to schooling lawyers fishing for gossip, these parents use their skill and knowledge of the law to protect their families. Which one would you prefer to have in your corner? If you would like to see an example of their work, please click on their names. Please note: these clips may contain NSFW language.

CohenSandy Cohen, The OC

BanksPhilip Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

HuxtableClair Huxtable, The Cosby Show

FlorrickAlicia Florrick, The Good Wife

 

 

Vote Now

 

 Voting will be open until 12pm EST Friday, November 1 and is open to all. Results will be posted to the Law Library’s blog.

Get Yourself Bow Tie Ready—It’s Time For The Lennies

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Earlier this year, with The Millies, we celebrated what was great about law in film. Some of you pointed out that there was plenty of law in television that deserved a chance to shine. In response, allow me to introduce The Lennies.

Named for Arthur Lenhoff, second director of the Law Library and beloved Law School professor, the Lennies celebrate law in television. From lawyers juggling parental duties to feistiness from the bench to the lawyer most likely to lose his license, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite lawyers and judges from television shows.

Voting is open to any and everyone who would like to participate.

Each week, voting will open on Monday at 3pm and close Friday at noon. You will be able to access the ballot via the Law Library blog or Facebook page. Results will be revealed each Friday on the Law Library’s blog. If you find you don’t agree with the nominees for a category, never fear—there will be a write-in option for each category.

Lennies season starts Monday, October 28 and run through Friday, November 22. Stay tuned for the first category.

 

SUNY Buffalo Law Students Only:

Got a knack for predicting winners at awards shows? Or maybe a hankering for a Starbucks gift card? Try your luck at predicting the winners for the Lennies.

This contest is only open to SUNY Buffalo Law Students. The ballot will be open until 5pm on Friday, October 25. The Lennies will begin on Monday, October 28. The winner of this contest will be announced on November 22 and receive a $20 Starbucks gift card.

Submit Your Ballot Now

Gird Your Wigs . . . The Millies Are Coming!

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Sometimes it seems like the world can be pretty down on lawyers. But this award season, you can fight against the naysayers and highlight the best law has to offer…in film at least. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce The Millies.

Named for our first director Mildred Miles, The Millies honor law and the people who uphold it in film. Over the course of the next four weeks, the choice is yours. Who had the best negotiation/mediation? Who had the best courtroom scene? Which law or pre-law student is the most promising? And, finally, who is the favorite lawyer?

Each week, voting will open on Monday at 3pm and close Friday at noon. You will be able to access the ballot via the Law Library blog or the QR code on The Millies Display outside of the Law Library. Results will be revealed each Friday on the Law Library’s blog. If you find you don’t agree with the nominees for a category, never fear—there will be a write-in option for each category.

Millies season starts Monday. Stay tuned for the first category.