Friday, September 4, 2015

University at Buffalo to Open Law Office Focused on International Students

By Jordan Friedman
World Education Services

The law school at the University of Buffalo (UB) made an announcement on how they will establish a new Office of International and Graduate Programs for their growing population of international students. 

The creation of the office comes at a time when UB’s law school is continuously launching initiatives to draw more international students to the school. Among them are the new Double LL.M. degree program, in which students can earn two master of law degrees (one from Buffalo, and one in Lyon, France), as well as the Advanced Standing Two-Year Juris Doctor for Internationally Trained Lawyers program.

The new office at UB will be headed by Meredith Kolsky Lewis, professor of law and vice dean for international and graduate programs at the school, who will introduce and oversee changes to degree programs, curricula, recruitment strategies, study abroad and exchange programs, and faculty exchange.

UB Law School’s Class of 2017 makes up 11 percent of the student body. In 2014, a total of 143 students enrolled, and as a whole, UB enrolled 6,594 international students last year. This number ranks UB as the 17th institution in the U.S. that enrolled the most international students. 

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