Weekly Newsletter (2/19)

Featured Upcoming Events

Feb. 19           SBA/OUTLaw Blood Drive

Feb. 19           Civil/Military Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Feb. 21           BALSA Symposium

Feb. 22           Women of Color Collective Banquet (WoCC)

Feb. 22           Annual Survey of American Law’s Symposium: Criminal Justice in the Age of DNA

Feb. 25           The 19th Annual Public Service Auction

Feb. 26           Annual Survey Dedication to Judge Guido Calabresi

Feb. 27           NYU in Albany Day

Mar. 1             Symposium Application Deadline

Mar. 7             International Food Festival

April 6             WHAT NOW? Marriage Equality for Presbyterians and Everyone



A New Framework for Success:

The Office of Student Affairs is proud to host the March 6 Milbank Tweed Forum dedicated to helping you fine-tune your academic approach.   This workshop is a follow up to our January panel titled “Making Sense of Your 1L Grades.”  Join Professor Troy Mckenzie and fellow students as we discuss ways to retool your exam taking skills and explore new approaches to studying. In an effort to build upon your first exam experience, we will highlight best practices for outlining and using outlines as your exam prep framework.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Wednesday, March 6


12:30-1:45 p.m.

President’s Service Awards:

Each year NYU awards the President’s Service Awards to deserving student groups, as well as individual students. The purpose of the President’s Service Award is to recognize the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life at New York University.

CRITERIA & GUIDELINES – President’s Service Awards are given to students or student organizations that have had an extraordinary and positive impact on the University community, including achievements within schools and departments, the University at large, New York City neighborhoods, and NYU’s international centers.

Successful nominations should demonstrate that the student or organization has made a significant and positive contribution to the University in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Building community
  • Enhancing wellness
  • Promoting diversity
  • Demonstrating civic responsibility
  • Actively volunteering
  • Creating innovative and new projects or activities
  • Innovating existing University programs or services
  • Exhibiting outstanding leadership to an organization or project. 

Law school student groups and individual students are eligible but self-nominations will not be accepted. To nominate a worthy individual or group or for more information on eligibility, see http://www.nyu.edu/life/events-traditions/presidents-service-awards.html


How are you doing?

If you are experiencing anxiety about your current courses, 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

Free Yoga, Furman Hall, Room 112 (next door to Wachtell Café).

Mondays at 6:00 p.m.  Sponsored by Law OM.

Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. This weekly class is taught by Dean Fama.


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

Global Legal Skills Series: Beyond Mentoring – Career Advancement Strategies

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

12:00-1:30 p.m.

FH 214

Presenter: Brande Stellings, Executive at Catalyst

Sandwiches will be provided

RSVP at ogastudentworker@nyu.edu (a head count for food is needed)

Mentors continue to impact careers over time; mentors offer career advice and guidance. However, professionals should also develop “sponsors” – someone who holds a powerful position within the organization and who will advocate on their behalf. In this installment, Brande Stellings will share the findings from one of her company’s report, Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement.


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.


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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