Weekly Newsletter (01/22)

Featured Upcoming Events

Jan. 23           Making Sense of Your 1L Grades

Jan. 29           “Not My Life” Screening and Panel Co-Sponsored by ATAC             

Feb. 15           Mr. WoCC Fundraiser



Making Sense of Your 1L Grades:

Trying to figure out your first semester grades?

We invite you to a lively discussion sponsored by the Offices of Student Affairs, Career Services and Academic Services on Wednesday, January 23, 12:30-1:45pm in Greenberg Lounge.

Topics we will explore include:

•           How does the “grading curve” work and what does it mean for me?

•           How do my grades impact my job search strategy?

•           How can I learn from last semester’s performance?

•           What resources will be available to help me in the spring semester?

Complimentary snacks and refreshments and discounted lunches will be available.  Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Launch of the Peer Advisor Program- Spring Semester 2013:

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NYU Law Peer Advisor Program. This pilot program will match upper level (2L and 3L) students with 1Ls and LLMs to provide guidance in navigating the first (or single) year of law school.  We anticipate that Peer Advisors will serve as resources in the following areas:

  • Practical understanding of academic requirements, course selection and where to turn for help;
  • Getting the most out of class time and extracurricular activities;
  • Interacting collegially with faculty, administrators and fellow students; and
  • Accessing stress management, mental health and wellness resources (please note: Peer Advisors will not offer mental health counseling).


Depending on the level of interest in the program during this spring semester, our hope going forward is to expand the program and open it up to 1Ls at the beginning of their first semester.

If you are a 2L or 3L interested in the leadership opportunity of serving as a Peer Advisor, please contact Arthur Fama at arthur.fama@nyu.edu and provide a brief statement of interest, including any relevant experience (500 word maximum) and a current resume. All qualified candidates will be interviewed by Dean Fama and those selected will attend a brief orientation/training session.

If you are a 1L or LLM student and would like to be assigned a Peer Advisor, please email Tracee Nwafor in Student Affairs at tracee.nwafor@nyu.edu and include in the subject line: “Request for Peer Advisor.” Optionally, you may include any specific request (e.g., members of affinity groups, students with children, students who returned to school after some time working, etc…). All requests will be kept confidential. Our goal is to begin assigning advisors early in February.


Invitation to be a Tutor:

If you are a 2L or 3L student who has excelled in a particular substantive area and has a knack for teaching, we urge you to apply to provide tutoring service to a fellow student.

If you agree to act as a tutor, you will be included in our tutor registry. When a student asks for assistance in a particular class, we will then match him or her with an appropriate tutor. We may also call on you to assist with general skills tutoring areas such as note-taking, outlining or exam preparation. Tutors are paid by the Office of Student Affairs and are compensated at the rate of $12 per hour, the same rate of pay that Research Assistants receive.

If you are interested, please let us know at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu. When responding, please include the following information:

(1) Your Name; (2) Your University ID Number; (3) Your NYU NetID; (4) Your Phone Number; and

(5) A list of the classes in which you wish to tutor

If you have any questions regarding the tutoring program, please email the Office of Student Affairs, at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu or call 212-998-6658.


How are you doing?

If you are experiencing anxiety about your final grades or the new semester, we wanted to remind you that we are here to help. Do not suffer in silence! Contact us at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6658 to schedule an appointment, or just stop by our office in Furman Hall, Room 474. In addition, the NYU Student Health Center offers free confidential counseling services. You can reach them at (212) 998-4780.

Wellness Resources

Stop by… Let us know how you’re doing:

Dean Fama and others from the Office of Student Affairs will be around Golding Lounge periodically throughout the remainder of the semester with helpful tips and goodies. We invite you to stop by, take a break, and let us know how you’re doing.


Live Well NYU:

Check out NYU’s new website for information about discounts, events, activities, and wellness tips and tools. Please note that all recognized student groups are invited to publicize their events on this site. Please click here for more information.

Law Lifeline:

You may be interested in this new online resource for law students. It contains valuable information specifically for law students about coping with anxiety and stress. Please click here for more information.

The Mindfulness Project at NYU:

Please check out The Mindfulness Project at NYU’s newsletter for upcoming events and activities. Among other things, the Mindfulness Project regularly schedules meditation and yoga sessions. All sessions are drop-in; space and mats are first come, first served. Please click here for more information.


Multi-Cultural Programs and Resources

NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP):

Interested in staying informed about multicultural programs on and off campus?  Click here for more information, or join the listserv of CMEP by subscribing at join-cmepgrad@lists.nyu.edu.

Explore New York… Explore the World:

Discover the unique communities that make New York City unlike any other. Throughout the year, free guided tours will take you to vibrant neighborhoods far beyond Washington Square to experience new cultures, cuisines, and traditions that will deepen your appreciation for your new home. Please click here for more information, or click here to register for this week’s tour.

Museum Getaway:

Museum Getaway is a new initiative from the NYU Division of Student Affairs designed to provide free access for students to many of New York City’s museums. In addition, several of the museums have opportunities for faculty and staff to visit for free as well. Please click here for more information.


Law School Buddies:

We are looking for volunteers to serve as law school buddies to a great, enthusiastic group of 14 foreign exchange students from various countries including Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany and Singapore. For many of our foreign exchange students, this is their first time in New York City and the United States. We would like to match each foreign exchange student with a J.D. volunteer as a “law school buddy.” This is a great opportunity for J.D. students to get to know new foreign law school students and to get different perspectives on legal life!  Ideally, buddies can provide these students with advice about law school life, information on classes, and suggestions on things to do in. To encourage interaction, we offer an allowance of $20 to help subsidize an initial light snack between a foreign exchange student and each buddy. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact globalvisitors@exchange.law.nyu.edu


Is Your Classroom Too Hot? Too Cold?

For your convenience, FIX is a work order system that notifies Facilities when maintenance or a repair is required. You can do this as you are sitting in that hot or cold classroom! To submit a FIX request, go to http://www.law.nyu.edu/operations/facilities/index.htm. Once on the page, select an Academic Building or a Residence Hall then enter your net ID and password. Should you have any issues when submitting your FIX request, please contact the NYU Law Project Management Office at law.pmo@nyu.edu.


Newsletter Submissions

If you are a recognized NYU School of Law student group, we are happy to help you publicize your upcoming events in the Office of Student Affairs Weekly Newsletter. Events must first be posted on the law school calendar at: https://its.law.nyu.edu/ems/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.login. Following your calendar submission, please email the Office of Student Affairs at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu with your calendar link. You MUST submit a calendar link to be considered for the newsletter. Submissions must be received by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for publication the following Monday morning.

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