Student Life

NYLSnow_roofdeck_9-4-13Welcome to the Student Page.  We’ve created quick links to help you find information, but you can use the “Ask Student Life” box or visit the Office of Student Engagement on the 5  Floor of E building anytime Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  We’re here to help!

And don’t forget to check out our One Stop Weekly Email Newsletter. Delivered to students via email each Friday, One Stop features information about upcoming Student Organization events, other NYLS events, reminders of important dates and deadlines, and Law School news.

Campus Events

Monday, September 15.  12:15 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. W202. A discussion on “A Primer on Corporate Inversions – What is Driving U.S. Corporations to Migrate to Foreign Jurisdictions?” Panelists are Jason Bazar, Partner- Tax, Mayer Brown, and Marcellin Mbwa-Mboma, Partner-Tax, Ernst & Young. Moderated by Prof. Appel. The program will provide a basic understanding of the tax issues involved in corporate inversions and discuss the recent inversion transactions that have been reported in the media. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to

Monday, September 15. 12:50 p.m. -1:50 p.m. W220. Immigration Court Observation Project Training. The Immigration Court Observation Project (ICOP) is a citywide law-student led initiative to attend immigration proceedings, document observations, and identify lapses in due process. Law students sit in on designated courtroom proceedings, and take accurate notes on what they observe. Lunch will be served. Those interested in participating must attend the training. Please RSVP here by clicking here . For more information, please contact:

Tuesday, September 16. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Boardroom W204. Informal discussion of Chasing Gideon hosted by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law. Come participate in an informal discussion of Gideon’s Broken Promise with your classmates, faculty and administration. The discussion will focus on the first chapter of the book and explore the challenges our justice system faces in fulfilling the promise of our constitutional right to counsel in criminal cases. If you did not receive a copy of the book, please stop by the Office of Student Engagement (5th floor, E building).

Wednesday, September 17. 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 5th floor cafeteria, and 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in front of the Mendik Library. In commemoration of Constitution Day, New York Law School, the Impact Center for Public Interest Law and the SBA are sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive. You must register by October 10 to be eligible to vote in the November elections.

Thursday, September 18. 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in W520. “Read Ahead! Share a Page in a Child’s Life!“ If you would like to participate in the P.S. 1 POWER LUNCH program, come to an information/orientation session. Volunteers commit to one hour per week and are matched with an individual student. NYLS volunteers are matched with students from P.S. 1. Email if you will attend the meeting.

Wednesday, September 24. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Boardroom W204. Racial Justice Roundtable: “Mass-Decarceration” as a Solution to our Criminal Justice Crisis with Glenn E. Martin, Founder of JustLeadershipUSA and former Vice President of The Fortune Society. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to

Tuesday, September 30. 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Grand Gallery.  NYLS Annual Flu Shot. Student fee is $25.00. Registration is required no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 15. For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at 212.431.2851.

Student Highlights

Congratulations to Rebecca Medina (3L), Jaquelynn Guzman (3L), and Michael Forsette (3L) who will represent New York Law School in the upcoming Puerto Rican Bar Association (PBBA) Moot Court Competition held in Florida. Jacquelynn will serve as co-counsel, and Michael will serve as team coach. This year’s topic is whether the Federal Death Penalty Act should be applied in Puerto Rico considering the fact that they do not have voting representation in Congress and Puerto Rico’s constitution expressly prohibits the death penalty. We wish them the best of luck as the first NYLS representatives in the competition.

NYLS is excited to offer congratulations to Devin Heck (2L) on inventing Taxi Magnet that is now on the market. Click here to learn more about Taxi Magnet and support your fellow classmate.