Membership

Membership is open to all Columbia Law School students and faculty.

Why Become a DeVinimus Member?

DeVinimus hosts five or six major events at the law school each semester. Members are invited to all of these tastings, which are covered by a one-time payment of dues.

DeVinimus finds knowledgeable presenters to guide students through a wide variety of wines. Because Columbia law students as a demographic are likely to be future wine consumers, many distributors are interested in educating us about their brands and wine generally. As a result, most of our wine is donated, and members receive an exceptional return on their investment.

To secure a seat at a tasting, members must still RSVP via an online form accessible through the email inviting them to the tasting. Some events fill quickly, but members who make a reasonable effort to RSVP promptly usually find no difficulty securing seats at the tastings of their choice.

We do allow non-members to RSVP for events and attend if space is available, so long as they pay a Guest Fee of $30. Membership dues represent a far better deal per tasting, and members receive priority when seeking to secure a seat at our most popular events, which have a limited capacity.

How To Join

Joining requires two simple steps: first, send us an email at devinimus@gmail.com stating that you’d like to join; second, submit your dues.

How To Submit Your Dues:

Annual dues for the 2016-2017 school year are $100.  Semester dues for the Spring 2016 semester are $60.

Dues can be paid either in cash or by check payable to “Columbia University.” (DeVinimus cannot accept checks made out to any entity other than “Columbia University.”)  Place the cash or check in a sealed envelope labeled with your full name, email address, and either “DeVinimus – Annual Dues” or “DeVinimus – Semester Dues.”

You may either slip the envelope into our Treasurer’s locker, #1242 in Jerome Greene Hall, or drop the envelope off during busines hours in the DeVinimus Folder located in the Student Services Office (5th floor of William and June Warren Hall).

If you do not receive a membership confirmation email from us within two weeks of paying your dues, please send us an email.

Attendance Policy

Because we have a large membership and our events are in high demand, DeVinimus has a zero tolerance policy for no-shows at events. Our goal is to include as many members as possible; no-shows only take spaces away from interested members.

Members who do not show up on time to events for which they have RSVP’d will be ineligible to attend the next two DeVinimus events. Students who discover a conflict after having RSVP’d for an event must notify DeVinimus by email (devinimus@gmail.com) at least 24 hours before the start of the event. This is necessary to ensure that all of our spots are filled and that no one is needlessly excluded from attending an event, and no wine is wasted. Attendance is taken at the door.

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