Orientation is a blend of immersive classes, programs, and social activities designed to help first-year New York Law School students acclimate to law school.

Orientation was Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 21, 2020.

View photos from Orientation 2019.

It’s an exciting, informative, and fun time. As a first-year student, you’ll get to know campus before upper-level students return full-time. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to meet the classmates, faculty, and staff who will play a role in your legal studies during the next three years.

Typical Orientation activities include these:

  • Welcome from Dean and President Anthony Crowell
  • Introductory classes with faculty
  • Discussions with current students
  • Opportunities to spend time with classmates
  • Campus tours
  • Explanation of student services
  • Campus ID photos and help getting connected to NYLS networks and software

New 1L Checklist

Complete your Admission Response Form by the deadline in your acceptance letter
Submit both of your tuition deposits by the deadlines in your acceptance letter.
Notify the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid about any changes to your contact information.
Notify the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid about any changes to your original application for admission, including the Character and Fitness section.
Explore the Admitted Student Portal.
Sign up for the Summer Advantage Institute, once details are provided in June.
If you received a scholarship contract, sign and return it, with your tuition deposits.
Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for priority consideration. (NYLS’s code is G02783.)
Sign and return your financial aid award letter.
If you wish to borrow loans from the federal government, visit http://studentloans.gov to complete additional steps.
Review the Financial Aid Handbook on the Admitted Student Portal.
If you want to apply for NYLS student housing, submit a housing application. (You must have paid both tuition deposits to apply.)
Submit your Employment Certification Form by July 1, 2021.
Submit your Student Immunization Form by July 1, 2021.
Submit your Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Form by July 1, 2021.
Ensure that NYLS receives your undergraduate transcript by July 30, 2021.
Attend Orientation in August 2021.
Obtain your NYLS Student ID Card from campus during Orientation.
If you do not want NYLS health insurance, opt out by September 1, 2021.

Office of Student Life  •  T 212.431.2851  •  E studentlife@nyls.edu