The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 reauthorized the Higher Education Act of 1965 and established new institution-based disclosure requirements. In May, 2012 President Obama signed the Executive Order 13607 (PDF) which established principles of excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses and other family members. The ABA Standard 509 also requires specific disclosure requirements by law schools.
The Student Consumer Information regulations require law schools to provide students access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers. It is the School of Law's intention to provide complete and easy access to any information students need that adhere to Higher Education Opportunities Act regulations, the Executive Order 13607, and ABA standards.
This site was developed to provide these disclosures in one coherent location. Please follow the links below for information on each of the topics listed.
Standard 509 Information Reports:
The Standard 509 Information Reports contains:
The University at Buffalo School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Since 1952, the ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as the recognized national agency for the accreditation of professional schools of law.
Further information as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association may be obtained from the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. They can be reached at:
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
Information about bar exam passage rates, including the ABA bar passage summary reports:
The School of Law does not award conditional scholarships as defined by ABA Standard 509, therefore we do not publish ABA conditional scholarship retention data worksheets.
Detailed employment statistics about our recent graduates, including the ABA Employment Summary reports:
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Contact information for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Information about the refund policies that apply to students who leave school during the semester is available online.
Information on our transfer of credit can be found in our General Academic Requirements, Policies and Code of Student Conduct.