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New York Law School Opens Its First Residence Hall

New York Law School celebrated the opening of its first residence hall in September 2005 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 6th.

The dormitory, located at 81 East 3rd Street, provides apartment-style housing for 99 students. The apartments were offered to all first-year students and then to upper division students on a first come-first served basis.

Dean Richard A. Matasar and Board of Trustees Chair Arthur N. Abbey ’59 presided over the ribbon-cutting aided by Amber Sobel and Matt LePore, first-year students who live in the building.

After the ribbon-cutting, the Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting in the building. A reception for trustees and residents followed. The students also accompanied trustees on tours of the building.

“When I was in law school, my wife and I lived in one room,” Mr. Abbey commented at the reception. The new residence represented a major improvement in student services, Abbey said, because it provided the students with affordable housing in reasonable proximity to the Law School.

Students at the reception agreed. First-year student Leah Schmidt said the building had a great location, spectacular views and a friendly atmosphere.