Have a question for the Office of Communications? Please refer to our frequently asked questions below, organized by topic:

Electronic Signs (E-Signs)
E-mail Banners
Event Planning & Publicity
Flyers
Logo/Branding/Style

Magazine
Media/Press
Photos
Posters
Social Media

Video
Web
Work Orders

Still seeking an answer? Contact us at law.communications@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6247.

For the Media

Media/Press

I am a member of the press. How do I get more information about NYU School of Law events or faculty? Visit For the Media to get an overview of our resources. You can also reach out to our public affairs officers Michael Orey, at (914) 330-5555 or michael.orey@nyu.edu, and Michelle Tsai, at (212) 992-6179 or michelle.tsai@nyu.edu.

For the NYU Law Community

Event planning & publicity

I am planning an event at NYU School of Law. How do I get started? Please refer to these Hospitality and Food Services pages for information on reserving spaces, planning publicity, and more. If you are a student looking for assistance, refer to this Student Affairs page, which includes a guide to planning your event.

How do I publicize my event? To get started, make sure to list your event in the Law School calendar and consider adding it to The Docket. Beyond this, you may also be considering print materials, digital presence, and media coverage. Please contact us to discuss your communications strategy at law.communications@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6247. If you are ready to publicize your event, please submit a work order.

How do I get outside media interested in my event/book/scholarship? Please reach out to Michael Orey at (914) 330-5555 or michael.orey@nyu.edu, or contact Michelle Tsai at (212) 992-6179 or michelle.tsai@nyu.edu to discuss.

Photos

How do I book photography for my event? You can book photography through the NYU Photo Bureau. Please use this booking form.

How do I find a hi-res faculty photo? Visit the Full-Time Faculty Directory. Click on the faculty member’s profile. In the left-hand navigation, you will find a link to the hi-res portrait.

I would like to update my faculty profile photo. What do I do? Contact Christine Perez, our design assistant, at christine.perez@nyu.edu so we can schedule you as part of an upcoming photo shoot.

How do I get my photo added to the online Picture Book? At the beginning of each fall semester, administrators, Tax/Lawyering faculty and fellows, and current students are invited to have their photos taken for the Picture Book. You will receive an announcement via e-mail. If you would like a copy of your photo, please contact the NYU Photo Bureau.

video

How do I book A/V, including video production, for my event? Please book through Josie Haas, the administrative secretary in Hospitality and Food Services, at josephine.haas@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6117. Plan to book A/V far in advance of your event to allow adequate time to discuss prices and options. You can refer to Audio/Visual Services for more information.

If I have requested video or audio of an event, what do I tell my participants? In general, we suggest that, as a courtesy, you let them know their remarks may be made publicly available on the web.

I want to watch videos of NYU School of Law events. Where do I go? Visit the NYU Law YouTube channel. Here you will find panels, lectures, interviews with Law School faculty, and the weekly Milbank Tweed Forum.

Who makes those cool videos of faculty and students that I see on the website? The Office of Communications produces select original videos for institutional purposes. You can find our work in the View from Washington Square. If you would like to discuss an editorial video project with us, please contact us at law.communications@nyu.edu.

work orders

Before submitting documents, please make sure you have sent a work order to David Niedenthal at david.niedenthal@nyu.edu.

How long is the production time? Normal turnaround time for design is three weeks, plus one or two weeks for printing, depending on the complexity of the job. If the job has a mailing component, please allow an additional eight weeks after printing for mailing time.

How do I prepare my text? All text should be submitted in a Word document with minimal formatting. Bold and italic text is fine, but complicated columns, tables, or tabs will not translate into the design software we use. The designer assigned to the job will format the text appropriately. Please refer to the NYU Law Style Guide when creating text.

Does text need to be copyedited? All jobs with a large amount of text (such as programs) require copyediting. When workload will not allow us to handle copyediting in-house, our office will make arrangements with a freelance copy editor on your behalf, and the work will be charged to you.

How do I submit speaker headshots for posters, programs, and brochures? Please ask each participant to submit a JPEG that is 300 dpi and at least 5x7 inches. Images taken from the web cannot be used because they will look pixelated on the printed materials and e-sign monitors.

How do I submit co-sponsor logos? Always ask for EPS (vector) file format for your co-sponsor logo(s). As with speaker headshots, please avoid taking images from the web.

electronic signs (E-signs)

What are e-signs? E-signs are the electronic signs that you see displayed on monitors throughout NYU School of Law, such as in the Furman Hall Lobby. E-signs primarily promote events held at NYU Law.

How do I request an e-sign? If you are with a student organization that is hosting an event, please contact Tracee Nwafor, assistant director for student affairs, at tracee.nwafor@nyu.edu. Otherwise, submit a work order to our office or contact David Niedenthal at david.niedenthal@nyu.edu.

I requested an e-sign for my event. When will it be posted? E-signs are posted to the Law School monitors one to two weeks before an event takes place, depending on how long the queue is. If you need corrections made to your e-sign, or if your event has been cancelled, please contact David Niedenthal at david.niedenthal@nyu.edu.

E-mail Banners

How can I make my e-mail invite look professional? The Office of Communications can create an e-mail banner that you can use at the top of your e-mail invitations.

How much text can I put on an e-mail banner? We find that keeping it simple works best and looks great, so the title of your event and the date are enough. You can always provide more detail in the body of your e-mail.

Are there any other uses for e-mail banners? You can use e-mail banners on any e-mail correspondence you send your constituents, such as news updates about your program.

How do I request an e-mail banner? Submit a work order to our office or contact David Niedenthal at david.niedenthal@nyu.edu.

posters

How early do I need to submit a request for a printed poster? You can never submit a request too early, but please allow two to three weeks for design.

How much will a poster cost? The cost is about $150 per poster.

Flyers

How can I use flyers to advertise my event around the Law School? The Office of Communications offers guidelines and templates for creating and posting flyers.

Social Media

NYU School of Law is on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. For specific questions, e-mail law.socialmedia@nyu.edu or contact Rachel Burns at rachel.burns@nyu.edu and Michelle Tsai at michelle.tsai@nyu.edu directly.

What are some guidelines for using social media as a member of the NYU community? NYU has developed a brief set of social media guidelines and best practices for anyone in the community, including those representing NYU entities.

Where can I find members of the NYU Law community on Twitter? Visit our list of all NYU Law faculty, centers, and student organizations on Twitter. If you or your group belongs on this list, please contact law.socialmedia@nyu.edu, and we will be happy to make additions.

I am a faculty member or administrator interested in getting on Twitter. How do I get started? The Office of Communications gives individual training sessions on social media, customized for your level of comfort and your specific objectives. We can also give group trainings for centers or student organizations that would like to learn more about how to take advantage of social media. To get started, contact Rachel Burns at rachel.burns@nyu.edu and Michelle Tsai at michelle.tsai@nyu.edu.

How can I promote my event on social media? The Office of Communications can help individuals and organizations get started on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram so that you can promote your scholarship, projects, and events. The NYU Law Facebook and Twitter accounts also promote a limited number of Law School events.

I have great photos of a Law School event or student life. Can I submit them to the NYU Law Instagram, Facebook page, or Twitter feed? Yes! We welcome submissions for inclusion on social media. Please send your photos to law.socialmedia@nyu.edu for consideration.

Logo/Branding/style

Where can I get the NYU School of Law logo? Please visit our NYU Law logo page for proper guidelines for using the logo and to download the logo.

Is it NYU School of Law, or NYU Law, or the Law School? Please refer to our nomenclature guide for guidelines on how to refer to NYU School of Law.

Where can I find the NYU Law editorial style guidelines? Please refer to our style guide.

Magazine

What is the NYU Law Magazine? The NYU Law Magazine, published each fall, has in-depth features on notable alumni or faculty members, academic areas, and pressing issues of our times. It also includes news stories about the Law School’s faculty, scholarship, programs, students, alumni, and events.

Who receives the magazine? Our mailing list includes our alumni, faculty, and administrators as well as law faculty throughout the nation and other members of the legal community. It is also distributed around the campus for students to pick up.

I have a story idea or news for the NYU Law Magazine. Is there someone I can contact? Of course! The editorial staff welcomes story ideas and news. Please e-mail law.magazine@nyu.edu.

web

I am new to Drupal, the content management system used by NYU School of Law. Is there training available? Yes! Please visit Web Help, a valuable resource that provides basic training videos and instructions. 

How can I get editing privileges for my webpages? Please request an editor account.

I am having trouble adding pages/images/PDFs to my webpage. Where can I get help? Please refer to the Web Help pages. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact the Help Desk for assistance at law.helpdesk@nyu.edu or (212) 998-6111. You can also open a ticket.

How do I format my text appropriately for the website? Please consult our style guide.

How do I improve my web presence? We can work with you and ITS to create a plan to improve your web presence. Contact us at law.communications@nyu.edu to get started.