Weekly Newsletter (2/4)

Featured Upcoming Events

Feb. 4-9         NYU MLK WEEK 2013- 50 Years Forward: The Cost of a Dream Deferred

Feb. 5             Operation ID

Feb. 5             FREE Flu Vaccine

Feb. 6             DVAP V-Day Awareness Panel

Feb. 15           Mr. WoCC Fundraiser

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



Symposium Applications:

Every year, student groups and journals at NYU Law hold symposia on legal issues of interest to students, faculty and the legal and public interest communities. These symposia generally consist of a series of panels featuring expert faculty, practitioners or students discussing various subtopics. This year’s symposium topics include human rights, ethical challenges in business, transgender justice, environmental progress in NYC, affordable health care and internet governance. All student group and journal leaders who may be interested in organizing a symposium next year should click here for the 2013-14 Symposium Funding Application, which is due no later than March 1, 2013.


Join us for NYU in Albany Day!

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, a delegation of New York University students and alumni will make our 28th annual trip to Albany for “NYU in Albany Day.”  The day long trip provides you an opportunity to interact with New York’s legislators and advocate for state financial aid programs.  If you are interested in politics, advocacy, and supporting financial aid programs, then join us for this great experience!  You can register for the trip on our NYU in Albany Day website.  Deadline to register is Monday, February 18th.  All transportation and meals will be provided.  Questions? Contact government.affairs@nyu.edu.


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.

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

Yoga with Dean Fama:

Dean Fama will lead a weekly yoga class on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. in the Furman Hall Poe Room (next door to Wachtell Café).


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.


Installment #2: Cultural Competence

Monday, February 4, 2013

12:25-1:50 p.m.

FH 210

Presenter: Thomas Sirinides, OISS Associate Director

RSVP at ogastudentworker@nyu.edu by Wednesday, January 30th

Sandwiches will be provided

Our next installments: 

Installment #3: Communication Skills for Lawyers

Monday, February 11 with Jeffrey Bannon

Installment #4: Beyond Mentoring: Career Advancement Strategies

Tuesday, February 26 with Brande Stellings

Installment #5: Taking your LL.M. on the Road –Tales of Leadership

Monday, March 4 with Markus Pallek (LL.M.’98), Alexandro Padres (LL.M. ’02), and Lucila Werthein (LL.M. ‘05 )


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.

Monday, February 4- February 9

NYU MLK WEEK 2013 – 50 Years Forward: The Cost of a Dream Deferred

For the eighth-consecutive year, the University will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a week-long schedule of special events and programs. The theme of the week, 50 Years Forward: The Cost of a Dream Deferred, is intended to open up critical dialogue around the consequences of failing to achieve social change and social justice. Highlighting the week is the MLK University-wide event, “A Conversation w/ Rev. Al Sharpton & Featured Guests” on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 7:00 PM in Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for University Life. RSVP for the university-wide event is required. To learn more or to post information about a related program of your own, visit the official website.

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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