Records and Registration

Columbia Law School/NYU School of Law Exchange

In 2013-2014, Columbia Law and NYU School of Law will allow a limited number of students to take courses at each other's schools. Approximately thirty students from each school will be eligible for this opportunity this academic year. Students are permitted to register for only one course at the other school during their academic career.

Both Columbia Law and NYU School of Law students must use the online application form to apply.

Each semester, there will be a preliminary deadline to submit a request. Requests received by that date will be considered first, with J.D. 3L and LL.M. students having priority.  Applications from 2L students will be considered pending room in the program. Please note that this program is only open to the following NYU students: J.D. 2Ls/3Ls and Full-time LL.M.s. The law school's policy does not permit J.D. Visiting students, NYU Exchange students or Part-time LL.M.s to participate in this program.

By December 20, we will provide the list of available Sprng 2014 courses at Columbia Law School and NYU School of Law as well as the course descriptions and schedules. Please review these before completing your request. Note: When considering which course(s) to apply for, please take into account travel time between NYU and CLS.


Spring 2014 Application Timing and Deadlines

December 20 at 9:30 a.m. (Friday)  Application period begins
January 13 at 3:00 p.m. (Monday) Deadline to submit online application
January 16 at 3:30 p.m. (Thursday) Notification sent to accepted students
January 17 (Friday) Late applications accepted pending available space
January 21 (Tuesday)* First day of classes at NYU School of Law and Columbia Law School
January 28 (Tuesday) Last day to add a Columbia/NYU Exchange course 

* Please note that for Columbia students, after the first month of the semester, permission to drop a course will be granted only for compelling and unusual personal circumstances.

Please note the following:

  • Columbia Law School's academic calendar may be different from NYU School of Law's. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NOTE: All NYU School of Law Exams require the use of a computer. Please see our exam website for further details.
  • Columbia Law School will distribute examination numbers to students at the exam room. NYU School of Law will email students the instructions on how to obtain their examination number. 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 will appear as transfer credit and no title will be listed. The credit hours will be recorded on your home school transcript.

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