Student Affairs

2020 JD Orientation

Washington Square Park

Welcome to NYU School of Law! We are excited to have you join our community.

JD Orientation will begin on Monday, August 17th. Please note that JD  Orientation is mandatory and will be held virtually. Please check this page periodically for updates.

Registration for JD Orientation is required and will be conducted online. The Registration form will be sent to enrolling students via email on Monday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Students must complete the registration process by 11:00 a.m. (ET) to confirm their attendance.

If you should have any preliminary questions, please call 212-998-6658 or email the Office of Student Affairs at 

Required Reading

Please be sure to complete the required reading, Chimel v. California395 U.S. 752 (1969) prior to Orientation.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom Climate for Students

Each student at NYU Law brings a host of valuable experiences and identities to the law school classroom. It is important that while you learn and grow as colleagues, you ensure that you are contributing to a culture of inclusion, mutual respect, and professionalism. This document offers some guiding principles and suggestions on how to comport yourself in your law school classes to help create a healthy and vibrant learning environment. 

Reference and Library Information

NYU Law Library Website

NYU Law Library Research Guides

On-Campus Amenities

Lactation room  
Vanderbilt Hall, 2nd floor  

Gender neutral bathrooms
Vanderbilt Hall Basement, VH 3rd floor, VH 4th floor, VH 5th floor
Furman Hall 6th floor
Wilf Basement, Wilf 1st floor, Wilf 6th floor

Tech recycling 
Vanderbilt Hall outside 211
Vanderbilt Hall Suite 336
Furman Hall outside of LC-12
Furman Hall By Office 605
D’Agostino Hall Commons
Hayden Hall Lobby – by Computer Lab


The Department of Residence Services strives to provide an environment which supports your studies at the Law School through well-maintained facilities, community-enhancing activities, policies, and procedures that are comprehensive, easily understood, and equitable. They work to create an atmosphere where learning is fostered, diversity is embraced, and mutual respect for all members of the community is cultivated. Take a moment to learn about what NYU School of Law Housing has to offer!

NYU ID Cards, Laptops, and WiFi

NYU IDs: All incoming students will need to secure an NYU CARD in order to gain access to our buildings and University facilities. The Card Center is scheduled to reopen on August 31.  On or after that day you can go to the Card Center to pick-up your NYUCard.  Your NYUCard cannot be mailed.  We understand that August 31 is after the first day of classes at the Law School and are working with the Card Center to come up with a solution. Without your NYUCard you will not be allowed in the buildings. Please visit this website and follow the instructions to upload a photo to be used on your NYUCard. You will receive an email once your photo has been approved with instructions on how to pick up your card from the card center.

Connecting to Wireless at NYU: There are a variety of ways to connect to NYU-NET, from both on and off campus, at all NYU global locations. Explore the pages linked below for more information and instructions. Learn more about Network and Connectivity.

Accommodations for Students

New York University is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for students of all abilities.

The Moses Center for Student Accessibility (Moses Center) determines qualified disability status and assists students in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. Any student who needs a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified disability is required to register with the Moses Center for assistance. To schedule an appointment, please call at (212) 998-4980 or email

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Paula Bailey, Associate Director of Academic Services at or (212) 998-6020 or the law school liaison for the Moses Center, Rochelle Mills at  

Other Helpful Resources

NY Pro Bono Rule Information 

NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

NYU Law Abroad

Public Interest Law Center

Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network

Center for Race, Inequality, and the Law

Student Health Services

Mindful NYU Yoga and Meditation

NYU Law Campus Map 

NYU's Immigrant Defense Initiative