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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.

Law School scholarship re: women and the law

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb | 2 Comments


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.

On Display

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Mather Display

Near the entrance of the Law Library you may notice a new display. This faculty spotlight display is in honor of Lynn Mather’s article “Language, Audience and the Transformation of Disputes” (co-authored by Barbara Yngvesson) that won the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award. When you stop in the Law Library, be sure to check it out!


Award-Winning Article

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


A hearty congratulations goes out to our Reference Librarian, Joe Gerken, for winning the Open Member Division of the 2013 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers! Joe will be presenting his article, “The Invention of Legal Research,” at AALL’s annual meeting in Seattle. (Joe’s session is on Tuesday, July 14 at 12:30—if you’re attending AALL, you should stop by.)

“The Invention of Legal Research” will be submitted to the Law Library Journal to be considered for publication. Great job, Joe!

Following Faculty Scholarship

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


Last October, the Faculty Spotlight shone on Professor Michael Boucai for his article, “Sexual Liberty and Same-Sex Marriage: An Argument from Bisexuality” (49 San Diego L. Rev. 415 (2012)). Six months later, someone else is spotlighting that particular article.

In light of the Supreme Court’s attention turning towards same-sex marriage, Clifford Rosky wrote a review of Professor Boucai’s article for Jotwell. The review, entitled, “Same-Sex Marriage—A Liberty for All,” highlights Professor Boucai’s unique argument for same-sex marriage.

Be sure to check out the article and the review!