The Office of Admissions receives a number of visiting student applications each year to be enrolled as nonmatriculants each year. Admission for visiting student status is indeed based on the entire applicant profile.
In reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee considers all of the information contained in your file, such as your law school transcripts to date, your undergraduate and any other graduate transcripts, LSAT performance, letter(s) of recommendation, and a statement regarding why you are seeking visiting student status at Columbia Law School.
For more information, please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Visiting Application Materials
Visiting Application Checklist
Columbia Law School will accept applications for those applying for admission as visiting students starting May 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted online through LSAC.org. The application deadline is July 15, 2020.
You may prepare for the 2020 application by reciewing a preview copy of the 2019 application, Please note, however that this PDF does not reflect changes that will be made for the upcoming admissions cycle.
Letter of Recommendation (one from a current law school professor)
Application Fee ($85)
2019-20 Dates and Deadlines
September–November: Fall recruitment season
May 1: Current law students may apply to Columbia Law School as a visiting student
July 15: Visiting application deadline for Fall term