The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy is an endowed, internationally recognized institute that advances interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions and social policy at the State University of New York in Buffalo.
More than 200 faculty members from numerous departments participate in Baldy Center research, conferences, consortia, and publications. The Center maintains cooperative ties to other interdisciplinary research centers and co-sponsors a network of socio-legal scholars in the Great Lakes region. The Center also hosts distinguished scholars from around the world as visitors, fellows, speakers, and conference participants.
Research projects and events organized by UB faculty members cover a broad array of topics including but not limited to human rights, courts, environmental governance, legal geography, international trade, intellectual property, social inequality, the legal profession, family, religion, and cultural understandings of law. The Center fosters and supports scholars whose work bridges disciplines and contributes to the great and growing mosaic of law and society scholarship.