Weekly Newsletter (11/26)

Featured Upcoming Events

Nov. 26             Quiet Hours Begin

Nov. 27             Therapy Dogs are back!

Nov. 28             BALSA Public Interest Career Panel (Rescheduled)

Nov. 30             Black Allied Law Student Association (BALSA) Kwanzaa

Nov. 30             The Black Panthers Worldwide Revisited

Dec. 4                National Security Advisors: Advising Governments on Military Force and National Security 

Dec. 5                Graduate Students of Color/LGBTQ and Allies Social

Dec. 7                Feast for Finals

Dec. 7                Substantial Performance Winter Concert


Quiet Hours:

Quiet Hours will begin Monday, November 26 throughout the law school buildings.  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:


Nov. 19- Dec. 7             Complimentary Coffee and Donuts (Student Affairs)

                                           8:00-9:00 a.m. in Golding Lounge (VH) and Wachtell Café (FH)

Dec. 5                               Pizza Time (Student Bar Association) 

                                           6:00-8:00 p.m. in Golding Lounge (VH)

Dec. 7                               Feast for Finals (Residential Services)

                                           8:00-10:00 a.m. in Lipton Hall (D’Ag)
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                             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                              Pancake Night (Student Affairs)               

                                            10:00-Midnight in Golding Lounge (VH)

Wellness Resources

Mental Health- Hurricane Sandy:

Although nearly one month has passed, many of you may still be feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. If you find yourself stressed and in need of guidance, please check out NYU’s website that provides students with mental health tips, as well as ways to recover from stressful situations.  Click here for more information.



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.


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 Positioning: NYU Law’s New Programs in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai:

An Information Session on the Law School’s new International Immersion Program will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00 p.m. in Vanderbilt 216. This will be your first opportunity to learn about new opportunities to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Paris and Shanghai. 1Ls and 2Ls interested in working or studying abroad are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to globalstudents@exchange.law.nyu.edu by Monday, November 26.

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, December 5, 5:00-9:00 PM

Graduate Students of Color/LGBTQ and Allies Social

Negril Village, 70 W. 3rd St (b/w LaGuardia & Thompson)

Mix, mingle, and build community! Socials are open to all Graduate Students and include complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and music by DJ Trends. In collaboration with the LGBTQ Student Center & the Office of Graduate Student Life, NYU Student Resource Center. Questions: contact bindi.patel@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.

Facilities- FIX System:

For your convenience, FIX is a work order system that notifies Facilities when maintenance or a repair is required. 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.

How are you doing?

As the semester winds down, 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.

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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