University at Buffalo Law School

Rank 108 (USNWR 2024)
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Also known as

  • University at Buffalo Law School
  • University of Buffalo—SUNY

University at Buffalo Law School is a law school located in Buffalo, New York. The school was ranked 108 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for University at Buffalo Law School is approximately 141.

Admissions website: https://www.law.buffalo.edu/admissions.html

Admissions email: law-admissions@buffalo.edu

Admissions phone: 716-645-2907

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University at Buffalo Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 153 156 159
GPA 3.41 3.61 3.79
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 872 28
# Admissions offers 384 -
Class size 141 34
% Accepted 44.0% 45
% Yield 34.1% 69

During the 2024 application cycle, 872 people applied and 384 were offered admission.

University of Buffalo—SUNY has a 1L class size of 141, and yield of 34.11%. 131 out of 384 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 34.11% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Buffalo—SUNY has a median LSAT of 156. The 25th percentile LSAT is 153 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 159.

The median GPA is 3.72. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.48 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.89.

University at Buffalo Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 53 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending University at Buffalo Law School

In 2024, tuition was $34,867 and the annual cost of attending was $53,031 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

University at Buffalo Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Buffalo—SUNY make $70,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $60,000.

57.1% of law graduates from University of Buffalo—SUNY go directly to work for law firms, while 3.4% clerk for a judge. 14.3% of graduates go into public interest.

73.1% of University of Buffalo—SUNY graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about University at Buffalo Law School

The University at Buffalo School of Law—the only law school in the State University of New York system—is situated on the flagship campus of a premier public university. Located in Buffalo, New York, just 20 minutes from Canada, the University at Buffalo is recognized as a top public research university, and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). University at Buffalo is known as one of the top large schools in the Northeast. Students choose from more than 110 undergraduate degree programs, 205 master’s degree programs and 84 doctoral programs—the widest range of any public institution in New York or New England. The University enrolls close to 30,000 students each year, approximately one third at the graduate and professional levels including more than 450 law students.

UB School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the state of New York, drawing on over 130 years of experience and innovation in legal education. Our curriculum is constantly evolving, recognizing the need to prepare students for the rapidly changing, global nature of legal practice. Each year, we graduate more than 140 lawyers who are ready to practice law in a diverse range of fields including corporate law, environmental law, public service, criminal law, intellectual property, and cross-border practice.

UB School of Law has a long history of pro bono service and social justice initiatives. Our students view the world with compassion, knowing that regardless of where they ultimately choose to work, they have a moral responsibility, as lawyers and as leaders, to use their skills and knowledge to ensure justice and to give back.

Located in Amherst, New York—a suburb of Buffalo—UB School of Law has a small-school feel with all the advantages of a large university, including access to other professional and graduate departments, Division I sports, a fine arts center, a concert hall, and numerous other academic, social, and cultural opportunities.

The greater Buffalo area offers a wide variety of social and cultural activities such as downhill skiing, water sports, professional sports, a world-class symphony orchestra, professional theaters, nightlife, and proximity to Toronto, all a short distance from the law school. Recently voted America’s Friendliest City by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Buffalo is known as the City of Good Neighbors, as well as one of the most affordable cities in the United States. The second largest city in New York State, Buffalo’s recent economic boom has caught national attention, touting Buffalo as a great place to live.

Library and Physical Facilities

UB School of Law is housed in John Lord O’Brian Hall, a seven-story building that includes a state-of-the-art courtroom, which provides students with an opportunity to watch judges and lawyers in action. The library is the core of the law school, occupying six of the seven floors, including a law-student-only reading room with space for 84 students.

Like the law school, the law library is committed to providing students with exceptional research and writing instructors. This enables first-year law students to gain one-on-one instruction in various research methods.

UB School of Law has also added state-of-the-art technology to enhance faculty teaching and student learning.

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Hey! On the online status checker, does anyone know if the scholarship amount is per year or a total sum?
Hello! I believe it's per year! The email I received from admissions confirmed that for me. Congrats on your A!! :D
Thank you! I got that email too- I just jumped the gun too early and asked before I got it. Congrats to you too!! :)
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I've heard and accepted an offer!
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@LawSchoolAdmit: I haven't heard from Buffalo officially... but my status checker changed to "Congratulations!" and there is a scholarship amount, along with a scholars program listed below
So... I am assuming I was accepted? Maybe jumped the gun a bit updating on LSD haha.
@EllaJP: You are correct I believe. That's what my status checker says too and I know I was accepted. 'I'd check your spam folder.
@Willow16: how did you decide to accept so soon? I'd be the first lawyer in the family so I feel like I'm going in blind
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when did you apply @canadianlawstudent
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when did you apply @AceAttorneyNaruto
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@speedycar57: Around February!
I went to SUNY Buffalo the first time I went to law school
It's a good school. Great instructors.
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