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Law BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 14.00 LAW UNCLASSIFIED, CIP: 22.0000 Legal Studies, General)

School of Law

405B O'Brian Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

James G. Milles
Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Law

Melinda R. Saran
Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives

Amber Melvin
Program Coordinator

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Law BA Student

Current UB students not enrolled in the Law BA are eligible for admission if they meet the following criteria: (1) minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000, both overall and at UB; (2) completion of LAW 101 and either LAW 201 or LAW 202, with a minimum average GPA of 2.500 in those courses. Completion of the minor requires a 2.000 overall and in each of the remaining required courses. Students wishing to apply for the Law BA, even if they have not completed the prerequisites, should complete the undergraduate studies application.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen with interest in the Law BA are coded as Approved majors if they select Law (LAW) on their application.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students transferring to UB must apply to the major. The request will be reviewed for meeting the 2.000 minimum overall and the 2.500 GPA minimum in any required LAW courses already taken (from among LAW 101, LAW 201, and LAW 202).

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students transferring to the major from another degree program apply to the major. The request will be reviewed for meeting the 2.000 minimum overall and the 2.500 GPA minimum in any required LAW courses already taken (from among LAW 101, LAW 201, and LAW 202).

 
Published: Sep 24, 2021 08:10:42