Options for Your Visit
Take a Tour
Applicants and prospective students are welcome to visit Columbia Law School during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can speak with an admissions officer on a walk-in or call-in basis, and you do not need an appointment. The Office of Admissions is located on the fifth floor of William and June Warren Hall (WJ), 1125 Amsterdam Ave., between West 115th and West 116th Streets.
We do not offer daily guided tours of the Law School; however, you may pick up information to conduct a self-guided tour or download a copy of the self-guided tour brochure.**
Please be advised that you will need a pass from the reception desk in the Office of Admissions to enter the Law School library.
Self-Guided Tour (.pdf)
Attend a Class
A variety of first-year and upperclass courses are open to prospective students and visitors during the academic year, and we invite you to attend a sampling of subjects. We do ask that you arrive at the classroom a few minutes before the class is scheduled to begin, and to provide the faculty member the courtesy of notifying him or her that you will be observing class that day. Please ask the faculty member if there is a particular area or seat in the classroom where you should sit, as some classes may have limited seating.
Note: The Office of Admissions is unable to anticipate class schedule changes, and faculty members may cancel classes without notice to our office. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience if this should occur.
2016 Spring Class Visitation Schedule (.pdf)
Columbia Law School wishes to remain as available as possible to prospective students. The Office of Admissions does maintain a liberal open-door policy for prospective students and applicants who would like to speak with an admissions officer. No appointment is necessary, and you may speak with an officer on a call-in or walk-in basis during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Please note that because of the high volume of applicants from all over the U.S. and abroad, it is not logistically possible for personal interviews to be included as part of the selection process. As such, the admissions committee depends upon the insights provided by applicants' personal statements, addenda, and letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
On-Campus Visitation Program
Our on-campus Information Sessions have concluded for the 2015-2016 year. The 2016-2017 Information Session schedule will be posted in August.