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 may speak with an admissions representative 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.
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 a member of the admissions staff. No appointment is necessary, and you may speak with an admissions representative on a call-in or walk-in basis during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
On-Campus Visitation Program
We offer special visitation programs, which enable you to attend Law School classes, tour the Law School and the Law Library, meet and interact with current students, and attend an Admissions Information Session. At each session, an admissions officer will discuss in considerable detail the subtleties of Columbia’s selection process, as well as the Law School’s financial aid procedures, career placement services, our faculty and curriculum, special enrichment programs, and internships. The Office of Admissions offers these sessions as an educational support to our candidates for admission, and since consistent information is presented in each session, you need only attend one. Attendance is by no means required of applicants, and will have no bearing on your application.
To see a complete list of upcoming information sessions, please click here.