Goals and Principles

It is the policy of the New York University School of Law and the Summer Living in New York program to allocate housing in its dormitories under policies that do not discriminate on the basis of the race, religious creed, color, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or marital or parental status of any housing applicant.

Obligation to Pay Rent

The obligation to pay rent for families residing in NYU School of Law dormitory units will be the sole responsibility of the licensee of the family, and the School of Law will look solely to the licensee of the family to fulfill that obligation. No relief from the obligation will be available for the licensee if his or her status in the family changes during the license period.


To be eligible for family housing at NYU School of Law, the applicant for such status must demonstrate that the individual(s) with whom the applicant/licensee is applying share a qualifying family relationship. Qualifying family relationships under this policy are those relationships that evidence a significant emotional commitment on the part of the members of the relationship. Qualifying relationships do not include, however, a relationship with a lineal ancestor or sibling, other than a minor sibling for whom an adult member of the family is the legal guardian.

Evidence of Family Status

In determining whether the applicants constitute a qualifying family relationship, the following shall be acceptable evidence of such a relationship:

(a) In the case of any family, an affidavit from both adult members of the family, declaring that the applicants share a qualifying family relationship, evidenced by a significant emotional commitment on the part of the adult members of the family; and

(b) In the case of a minor child, a birth certificate, adoption papers, or evidence that an adult member of the family is the minor child's guardian. Each applicant for family housing is obligated to inform the Office of Residential Life of any change in the applicants status that occurs after application is made and before the completion of the license period.

Review of Eligibility

All applications for family housing will be reviewed by the Associate Director of Residential Life before being approved.


The student member/licensee of the family is solely responsible for the behavior of the family members, and the family members' guests, while residing in NYU School of Law housing. All family housing residents (those not the licensee) must obtain an NYU ID card and are not provided with ResNet or Coles/Palladium access.