Student Affairs

Student Intellectual Life Funding

The Office of Student Affairs is excited to announce the new Intellectual Life Funding Application.

The application is made available for all student groups interested in receiving funding for academic programming for the 2016-17 school year. Funding for these programs is given out once a year through a competitive application system with funding decisions made by the Student Intellectual Life Committee (comprised of faculty, administrators and students). The application deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016.

Please note that the committee has been renamed this year and no longer is called the Symposia Funding Committee. We have determined that many full-day symposia do not serve the needs of the students and the rest of the Law School community particularly well. This year the committee wants to open up the application to a broader variety of programs including shorter academic panels, brown bag lunch series, film showings, workshops, roundtables and other kinds of events that might appeal to students and serve the needs of our Law School community. The most innovative programming will likely get the most positive reaction from the funding committee. Applications that seek funding for symposia will be accepted, however.

A full application, including instructions and provisions regarding the Intellectual Life Fund, can be found here:
Application for program funding 2016-17.docx

Please email if you have any questions. 

Examples of Prior Topics

"It Is So Ordered": Social Change and the Campaign for Marriage Equality
November 13, 2015 
Hosted by the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Symposium Information

Constitution and Custom: Women’s Rights and Women’s Access to Justice in Pluralistic Legal Societies
21st Annuel Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium organized by the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics
November 19, 2015
Symposium Information

Innovation without Regulation: How Necessary is Intellectual Property Protection?
November 21, 2014
Hosted by the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law
Symposium Information

The Continuing Vitality of Unions
February 21, 2014
Sponsored by the New York University Annual Survey of American Law
Symposium Information

19th Annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium
“The Function of Judges and Arbitrators in International Law”
October 24, 2013
Co-sponsored by the Journal of International Law and Politics, the Institute for International Law and Justice, the International Law Society, and PluriCourts: The Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo
Symposium Information

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Exploring the Continued Existence of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession and Understanding How it Can Change
March 1, 2013
Sponsored by Law Women
Symposium Information