"What's Going on With..." Dillon U.S. Courthouse

Posted at 6:34 AM, Oct 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-03 06:34:49-04

It's the latest chapter in our "What's Going on With..." series and a new idea for the old Dillion U.S. Courthouse in downtown Buffalo. Senator Marc Panepinto is calling on the University at Buffalo to consider relocating it's Law School to the vacant facility. 

It was announced just last week that the federal government no longer had use for the building. Panepinto, a UB Law graduate, believes bringing the school downtown would move students closer to the heart of the city's legal community. 

"Lawyers need to be trained where the work is," said Panepinto. "The old federal courthouse will allow the kinds of hands on training that we haven't ever had at SUNY at Buffalo's Law School."

The University at Buffalo released the following statement:

"The university has no plans to move the UB Law School from the North Campus. Isolating the UB Law School off-campus, away from UB’s other professional schools, is neither academically nor economically sound. It is not consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of legal education and research."





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