Columbia/NYU Law Exchange Program

In 2021-2022, Columbia Law and NYU Law will allow a limited number of students to take courses at each other’s schools. Approximately 20 students from each school will be eligible for this opportunity this academic year. Students are permitted to take only one course at the other school during their academic career.

Covid-19 protocols remain in effect for fall 2021. Please ensure you understand both Columbia's and New York University's protocols.

Both Columbia Law and NYU Law students must use the online request form (available in August) to apply. For Fall 2021, the application period opens on August 23rd at 12:00 p.m. EDT. You can review classes offered by NYU here.

For Fall 2021, the preliminary deadline to submit a request is at 3 p.m. on August 25th.  You will be notified by 5:00 p.m. on August 27th if your application has been approved. Requests received by the preliminary deadline will be considered first and will be selected randomly with J.D. 3L and LL.M. students having priority. After that date, if space is available, additional students may apply on a first-come, first-served basis. Fill out the form here.

Please note that this program is open only to Columbia Law degree candidates.

Columbia Law students interested in taking a class at NYU Law should review the list of available courses (available in August), as well as the course descriptions and schedules, before completing the request form.

NYU Law classes begin September 1st. You may attend the first class at NYU if you receive notification that you are approved, even if you are not yet officially registered.

Please note that after the first month of the semester, permission to drop a course (including an NYU course) will be granted only for compelling and unusual personal circumstances.

Fall 2021 Applicable Timing/Deadlines

August 23

Application period begins (12:00 p.m.)

August 25

Deadline to submit an online application (3:00 p.m.)

August 26

Notification of accepted students (by 5:00 p.m.)

August 27

Late applications accepted pending available space

September 1

First day of classes at NYU School of Law

September 8

First day of classes at Columbia Law School
Last day to add an NYU exchange course

Please note the following:

  • Columbia Law School's academic calendar may be different from NYU Law's calendar. Please review the start and end dates of the semester and the exam period.
  • It is your responsibility to be informed about classroom and exam policies and procedures at the visiting school. If you have questions, contact the Office of Academic Services.
    NOTE: All NYU School of Law Exams require the use of a computer. Please see the NYU Law exam website for further details.
  • If you will have fewer than 12 credit hours at your home school once you are registered for the course at the other school, you must request full-time equivalency status. You may not exceed your maximum credit allowance without permission of your home school. It is your responsibility to make these arrangements in a timely fashion.
  • Once you are registered, you will be given instructions on how to activate your email account at the visiting school. Your course instructor and the visiting school administration will contact you at this email address.
  • Columbia Law will distribute examination numbers to students at the exam room. NYU Law will notify students of their examination number via email, and students must bring their number to the exam.
  • Upon completion of the course, you must order a transcript from the visiting school to be sent to the Office of Academic Services at your home school. The course title and the credit hours will be recorded on your home school transcript.
  • You must show your home school ID at the visiting school to attend class, use the law library, take exams, or enter computer labs. Other services may not be available to visiting students.

Online Request Form (available in August)

NYU Class Schedule

NYU Calendar

List of NYU Courses (available in August)