Weekly Newsletter (12/10)


Quiet Hours:

Quiet Hours are now in effect and will continue throughout the exam period.  During this time, departments and student groups will minimize events and the law library will have extended hours.  Residence halls will allow you to reserve study rooms in advance and you will also be able to take advantage of other available study space.

Take a Break:

Below is a list of program highlights that we hope will provide some enjoyment over the coming weeks:

Dec. 10- Dec. 20           Complimentary Coffee and Pastries (Culinart, Inc.)

                        8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Golding Lounge (VH) and Wachtell Café (FH) 

Dec. 10                         Yoga and relaxation with Dean Fama

                                    1:00 p.m. in Guarini Lounge (next to Wachetll Café)

Dec. 10                                 Ice Cream and Cookies (Student Bar Association) 

                        7:00-9:00 p.m. in Golding Lounge (VH)

Dec. 11                         Take a Break: Massage Program (Residential Services)

                        5:30-7:30 p.m. in Lipton Hall (D’Ag) and the first floor Game Room of Mercer Hall

Dec. 13                                 Waffles in the Wee Hours… (Student Affairs)               

                        10:00-Midnight in Golding Lounge (VH)

Dec. 14                         Yoga and relaxation with Dean Fama

                                    1:00 p.m. in Guarini Lounge (next to Wachetll Café)

Dec. 18                         Dancing with Dorzback

                                    12:00-1:00 p.m. in Faculty Club


Holiday Toy Drive:

NYU’S Administrative Management Council is collecting new, unwrapped, non-violent toys & books for the children of the 9th Police Pct. & the Herbert G. Birch Manhattan Early Childhood Center.  Collection is designated for children ages 4-13. You can order toys through the NYU Administrative Management Council wish list on Amazon.com from November 28th through December 10th or drop toys off at one of the collection sites. Collection bins will be located in the lobbies of Furman Hall, Vanderbilt Hall, D’Agostino Hall and Mercer Street Residence from December 3rd through December 13th. Contact Krista Minteer-Baysal at krista.minteer@nyu.edu with any questions.

How are you doing?

As we enter the exam period, we wanted to remind you that we are here to help you if you are facing academic or personal challenges. Don’t 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.



Free Yoga in Furman Hall every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in Guarini Study Lounge (Room 112), right next door to Wachtell Student Cafe.  This event is sponsored by the Open Meditation and Yoga Association. In addition, Dean Fama will lead yoga class on Monday, December 10 and Friday December 14 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Guarini Lounge (next door to Wachtell Café).


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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