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 Life (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.


Monday, April 10.  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Student Cafeteria – 5th floor, W. building. Women’s Rights Coalition (WRC) will host an Information Table on the ongoing occurrence of sexual assault and provide useful and up-to-date information regarding resources and organizations involved in sexual assault prevention.  WRC will host the table again on Wednesday, April 12 during the same hours.

Wednesday, April 12.  5:00 – 6:00 p.m. W401. The SBA and the NYLS Trial Team will host a panel on “Joining the American Association for Demanding Justice: Stories and Advice from Trials Lawyers.” The panel will feature six well known New York City trial lawyers sharing stories of their experience in the legal field and offering advice for navigating the legal market after law school.” 

Thursday, April 13.  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Event Center – 2nd floor, W building.  Legal Association for Women (LAW) Symposium. All students are encouraged to attend. The Keynote Speaker is Nicole Sheindlin ’83, Co-Founder and executive Director, Her Honor Mentoring. The following three panels will be presented:  Panel 1: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Workplace.  Panelists are Shaashawn Dial, Award-winning Radio Broadcaster and Founder of Voycetress Media, LLC; NYLS Professors Kris Franklin and Kim Hawkins; and Jillian Weiss, Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.  Panel 2: Work-Life Balance.  Panelists are Noera Ayaz, Director of Women in Islam; NYLS Professors Carol Buckler and Jacob Sherkow; and Jennifer Munoz, Director, Assistant General Counsel of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Panel 3:  Let Your Voice Be Heard.  Panelists are Edwina Martin, Legislative and Budget Director of the New York City Council; Nzengha Waseme, Principal Owner of Waseme Associates PLLC; and Judith Archer, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Adjunct Prof. Heather Cucolo.   A reception will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 17.  6:00 p.m. Event Center – 2nd floor, W building.  Outlaws presents 101: Taboos and Other Isms. Created by NYLS student Graciany Miranda.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  A reception will be held immediately following the show.  Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society (ACS), Black Law Students Association (BLSA), First Generations Professionals (FGP), and Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA).   Please contact or

Thursday, April 20. 5:00 p.m. Faculty Commons. Finding Your Voice in a Time of Change.  The last of three forums held in the First 100 days of the new administration. Sponsored by the NYLS Student Organizations this event will celebrate and discuss Sexual Assault Awareness topics in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in an open forum discussion.  All students are welcome. Pizza will be served.


The Office of Student Life is located on the 5th floor of the E building. We want to hear from you! Stop by anytime!

Shani Darby, Senior Director for Student Life
Sally Harding, Assistant Dean for Student Life
Cheryl Shields, Administrative Assistant for Student Life