Student Affairs

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Jason Belk
Dean of Students

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, 415
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 992-8112
jason.belk@nyu.edu
Jason Belk currently serves as the Dean of Students for NYU School of Law. Prior to joining NYU, he served as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Duke University School of Law. Before pursuing a career in student affairs, Jason was a practicing attorney, most recently at Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, and before that at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker, LLP in Washington, DC, and Farella Braun + Martel, LLP in San Francisco.  A North Carolina native, Jason received his JD in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a BA from Duke.

Israel Rodriguez
Director, Office of Student Affairs

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, 417
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 998-6397
israel.rodriguez@nyu.edu

Israel Rodriguez joined the Office of Student Affairs in November of 2015. In his role as Director, Israel oversees the day-to-day administration of the office, implements academic enrichment programming for JD students, and serves as project manager for the Law School’s signature Student Affairs events. Israel is also responsible for all aspects related to student-run journals, including the administration of the annual writing competition for rising second-year and transfer students as well as collaborating with student leaders on special events and symposia. Prior to joining the Law School, Israel served NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) in a variety of student affairs-related roles since 2003.  A first generation college attendee, Israel earned a bachelor's degree in history/government from Muhlenberg College, a master's degree in higher education administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University-Newark School of Law.

Sarah Bowman
Assistant Director for Student Activities

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, 426
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 992-8847
sarah.bowman@nyu.edu
Sarah Bowman serves as the Assistant Director for Student Activities at NYU School of Law. She began her career with NYU Law in 2007 in the Public Interest Law Center, and returned in 2013 to join the Office of Student Affairs.  Her principal responsibilities include advising and supporting the SBA and the 80+ student groups, as well as overseeing Convocation and other signature Law School events. Sarah received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2011, and a Bachelors from the University of Michigan in 2005.

Tracee Nwafor
Assistant Director for Student Affairs

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, 421
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 998-6295
tracee.nwafor@nyu.edu
Tracee Nwafor currently serves as the Assistant Director for Student Affairs at NYU School of Law. Her primary responsibilities involve managing large-scale Student Affairs events, advising Journals and Moot Court Board members on event planning, overseeing the JD-Alumni Mentorship Program, and more recently serving as the AnBryce Scholarship Program Administrator. Tracee began her Law School career in the Office of Student Affairs in 2012 as an Administrative Aide, transitioning to an Assistant Director role in 2015.  Tracee received her BA from State University at Albany in 2011 and her MS in Global Affairs from the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs in 2016.

Mikaela Sanders
Assistant to the Dean of Students

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, 474
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 998-6659
mikaela.sanders@nyu.edu
Mikaela Sanders is the Assistant to the Dean of Students at NYU Law.  Prior to NYU Law, Mikaela worked at the NYU Stern School of Business and Rosie's Theater Kids.  Mikaela received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master of public administration (MPA) degree from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  Her principal responsibilities include assisting Dean Belk, managing the Leave of Absence/Withdrawal process, facilitating AnBryce Scholar events and reimbursements, and orchestrating the Law School's graduation awards process.

Nate Troisi
Student Affairs Assistant

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan Street, 474
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 998-6023
nate.troisi@nyu.edu

 

Tom Sarff
Administrative Assistant - Law Journals

D'Agostino Hall
110 West 3rd Street, SC139A
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 998-6590
tom.sarff@nyu.edu
Tom Sarff serves as the primary administrative assistant for the Law Journals. He began his career with NYU Law in 1986. His principal responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations for all law student journals and the Moot Court board and assisting with student symposia.