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 (5th Floor, 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

Wednesday, October 8:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. C555. Virtual Boards-Room Series. Ever wonder what it is like to be corporate counsel to a top publishing company? Well, here is your chance! Jeffrey Jimenez will be speaking from his office via video-conference. You can ask questions and exchange information. Since the 1990s, technology and men’s lifestyle publishing companies have expanded into the online market, and even surviving a near collapse in the 1990s and early 2000s because of economic downturns. Companies such as twitch, TV, games, and Ziff Davis are vital resources that cover the video game industry. Space is limited. RSVP to

Thursday, October 9:

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. W420. Federalist Society will host Professor Philip Hamburger from Columbia Law School as the guest speaker to discuss “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?” Lunch will be provided.

12:50 – 1:50 p.m. W303. Black Law Students Association Lunch with a Lawyer. Matthew Smalls ’04, Defense Attorney, will hold a group informational interview.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Boardroom. Social Justice Salon Series. Closing the Education Gap. A Discussion of I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap by M. Night Shyamalan. The Social Justice Salon Series provides an opportunity for students and faculty to explore critical social justice issues in an informal and relaxed setting. Each Salon Series session will focus on a selected reading that provides a common foundation for discussion. Copies of the reading are available in the Office of Academic Advising (C building, 5th floor) and the Office of Student Engagement (E building, 5th floor)

Friday, October 10:

8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Events Center. Symposium on Innovations in the Fight Against Human Trafficking: Perspectives and Proposals presented by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law and Law Review. The symposium will address human trafficking in its broadest meaning, as a form of exploitation growing from economic inequalities and both domestic and global migration to seek better work and a better life, which has special risks for women and children. Martina Vandenberg, Founder and President of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, will deliver the keynote address. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Thursday, October 16.

New York Law School Spirit Day. Spirit day was designed by the Student Bar Association to enhance the feeling of pride and community. The day is about feeling a part of a community both on and off campus as well as feeling connected to our large and diverse NYLS alumni network. We look forward to having faculty, staff, students and alum participate in Spirit Day 2014!

Student Highlights

Titans 1A great evening at Titans of Sports held on Wednesday, October 1.  The panelists were Marc Lasry ’84, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team; Vincent Viola ‘83, Executive Chairman of Virtu Financial and the owner of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club; and Zygi Wilf ’74, President of Garden Homes, Partner at the Wilf Law Firm, and owner of the Minnesota Vikings Football Club. Moderated by Duke Castiglione, Sports Anchor, Fox 5, New York. C