Student Affairs

2022 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 24

Move In Day
Hayden & D’Agostino Residence Halls
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Welcome to NYU Law
Dean Troy McKenzie ‘00, Lindsay Kendrick, Dean of Students and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Arielle Lipan '23, SBA President will formally welcome you to the Law School.
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Values and Expectations with Dean of Students Lindsay Kendrick
Join Lindsay Kendrick, Dean of Students and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, for a conversation regarding community values, expectations and code of conduct.
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Please join us to celebrate you and your classmates as new members of our NYU Law Community. This is an optional event.
Greenberg and Kushner Lounges, Vanderbilt Hall
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 25

Campus Tours
Get to know the NYU Law campus. This is an optional event.
Vanderbilt Hall Courtyard
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Anatomy of a Case
Professor Emma Kaufman will discuss Chimel v. California, 395 U.S. 752 (1969), and break down the mechanics of a court opinion. Please be sure to have read Chimel before.
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Meet the Administrators
Representatives from the various NYU Law departments will share how their office can support you during your time at the Law School.
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

Lawyering Session 1: Moving Targets
In your first Lawyering class, your professor introduces developing and interpreting a rule and briefing a case.
See Lawyering Classroom tab for location
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Reading and Briefing First Case
Having learned how to analyze a case, you now have this time to read and brief your first case.
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

LAA/LACA Diversity Welcome Reception
This informal gathering represents an opportunity for new students to meet members of the LAA and LACA communities and to connect with current students from that All-ALSA Coalition and their ally groups. This is an optional event.
Lipton Hall and Faculty Club
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 26

Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (CDIB) Presentation
This program, led by David Glasgow, Executive Director of the CDIB, will explore diversity and inclusion issues at NYU Law and offer solutions to help you bring your full selves to the study and practice of law.
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Lawyering Session 2
This session will continue your introduction to Lawyering, interpretation, and case analysis.
See Lawyering Classroom tab for location
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Coffee and Cookies with Classmates
Stop by the Courtyard for cookies, coffee, and the opportunity to chat with your classmates. This is an optional event.
NEW LOCATION: Golding Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Game Night hosted by Student Bar Association
Join your 1L classmates for a game night hosted by the Student Bar Association. This is an optional event.
Lipton Hall and Faculty Club
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28

Optional Weekend Activities to explore New York City with your new classmates.

Sign up by Sunday, August 21 to participate. 

Monday, August 29

Lawyering Session 3: Case Planning
You will begin identifying material facts and arguments for advocacy.
See Lawyering Classroom tab for location
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch with Your Section
Join your section classmates for a casual lunch. This is an optional event.
VH 204 (Section 1)
VH 206 (Section 2)
VH 210 (Section 3)
VH 214 (Section 4)
VH 218 (Section 5) 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Leading with Your Strengths
Led by Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Precious Williams Owodunni, the Leading With Your Strengths workshop uses Gallup’s StrengthsFinder Assessment as a foundation to guide you through understanding and leveraging your inherent skills to achieve your professional goals.
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Being an NYU Law Student
2L and 3L NYU Law students will provide their insight and perspectives on the different ways to navigate the law school experience.
VH 204 (Lawyering Groups 1, 2, 3, 4)
VH 206 (Lawyering Groups 5, 6, 7, 15)
VH 214 (Lawyering Groups 8, 9, 10, 16)
VH 218 (Lawyering Groups 11, 12, 13, 14)

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.