Office of Student Activities (OSA)
OSA offers advisement and leadership development programs for student organizations at NYU.
Female Law School Graduates
NYU's School of Law was one of the first in the nation to admit women. The first three graduates -- Rose Otliffe Levere, Agnes Kennedy Mulligan, and Julia Amanda Wilson -- graduated in 1892. Of the three, only one - Mulligan - continued her pre-law-school career, in real estate finance and development, and she became the first woman elected to the New York Real Estate Exchange. Levere moved from a career in the theater to a post-law school career as pastor of the First Spiritualist Church in New York. Wilson had been a homemaker for a number of years when she started law school. When her husband died in 1891, she completed her studies and went on to private practice upon graduation in 1892.
A significant part of New York University's diverse identity is the international faculty and student bodies that have long been one of the university's defining characteristics. In addition to the international composition of the permanent faculty, visiting faculty and post-doctorals from all over the world are present. In the 2005/2006 academic year, NYU ranked 4th in the U.S. for international students (5,502), just behind University of Southern California (6,881), Columbia University (5,575) and Purdue University (5,540). International scholars are supported at the school and central university level through a variety of programs and initiatives, including:
The OISS provides comprehensive support, advisory services and programs for New York University's international students, scholars, and their dependents. The OISS is the University's liaison to the United States departments of State and Homeland Security, and is the University's designee for ensuring institutional compliance with U.S. immigration regulations. The office assists members of the NYU international community with matters of special concern and serves as a referral source to other University offices and academic departments.
The OISS seeks to assist, and continually support, the international members of the NYU community as they transition to life at NYU and in New York City - from sponsoring workshops and seminars regarding academics and immigration and visa support, to walking tours and other recreational events around New York.
Sponsored by the Office of Residential Education, RISE is a new initiative connecting international students with the NYU and NYC communities, while providing support and resources for a smooth transition to the United States.
Created to bring the world's leading scholars to the Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU, the Global Distinguished Professorship attracts scholars and researchers whose home institution is outside of the US. This unique opportunity to become part of NYU's faculty enriches the global reputation of NYU and offers scholars from all over the world the opportunity to collaborate on groundbreaking academic endeavors.
Since its founding in 1994, the goal of the HGLSP has been to transform legal education, making NYU Law a global law school - increasing the number of international faculty, students, and the services and programming to support them, including opportunities to work and study abroad, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and a distinguished speaker series.
Faculty with research interests or affinities to a particular region are invited to serve on a Global Faculty Affinity Group. These committees guide the development of new program initiatives and propose enhancements to existing course offerings at the NYU Global Sites. Affinity Groups offer the NYU faculty significant involvement in the management and direction of the NYU programs abroad, ensuring that the Sites meet their research needs and those of their students. Additionally, the Affinity Groups offer advice on the creation of new programs and sites, assist with curriculum review and assessment, and actively participate in the planning process for new campuses abroad. Affinity Groups are currently active for the following locations or regions: London, Accra, Florence, Prague and Shanghai.
Offered through the NYU School of Law - Global Public Service Scholars, upon graduation, are required to return to public service practice in their home countries or regions or with an international public service organization. The primary purpose of the fellowship is to advance the Fellows' professional development while at the same time increasing interest in public interest law practice.