Weekly Newsletter (2/11)

Featured Upcoming Events

Feb. 11           Global Legal Skills Series: Communication Skills for Lawyers

Feb. 13           Milbank Tweed Forum- U.S. Reproductive Rights in 2013: A Critical Look at Where We Stand

Feb. 13           Law Women Alumnae Reception

Feb. 13-15     Vagina Monologues Reception 02/13, 02/14, 02/15 and Vagina Monologues Show 02/13, 02/14, 02/15

Feb. 14           Condoms & Kisses

Feb. 15           Mr. WoCC Fundraiser

Feb. 15           Green for Green: The Business and Law of Renewable Energy Finance

Feb. 21           BALSA Symposium

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

Feb. 27           NYU in Albany Day

Mar. 1             Symposium Application Deadline


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

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.

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

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.

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

Global Legal Skills Series:

Cultural competence is an essential skill in today’s workplace. Come to this interactive, informative session. Explore ways in which people are shaped by their cultural backgrounds, and learn about basic resources and skills to help you succeed in culturally diverse settings. For more information about these workshops and how you can participate, please click here.

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 1:00-2:30 PM

State of the Multicultural Consumer: How Far Does Your Dollar Go?

Wasserman Presentation Room B, 133 E 13th Street, 2nd floor

Have you ever wondered how your dollar makes an impact on the economy and your community? Employee resource group and public affairs executives from Nielsen will share how buying and lifestyle trends affect the collective spending power of various identity-based groups across the nation. Learn how your dollar can change your future!  Lunch will be served. Co-Sponsored by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development and Center for Multicultural Education Programs.

Thursday, February 14, 12:00-12:45 PM (discussion)/12:45-1:30 (walk-ins)

What’s Race Have To Do With Finding a Job?

Kimmel Center, Room 806 (CMEP Lounge), 60 Washington Square South

Hear from the experts at the Wasserman Center for Career Development on what, or if, race has anything so with your job search. Bring your resume, cover letter, and questions – after the interactive discussion, we will host walk-in hours at CMEP!  Whether you are a new student, a graduating senior, or a graduate student, join us! Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs Wasserman Center for Career Development. Visit NYU CareerNet or contact cmep@nyu.edu for additional details.

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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