Fall 2019 Exam Information

  • Exams Overview, Policies, Postponements
  • Quiet Hours and Study Spaces
  • Study Break Events

Consult this site to locate exam policies and procedures, identify support services, find available study spaces, and locate free coffee. We wish you all the best for the Fall 2019 exam period!

To ensure you comply with all exam policies and procedures, please consult the Academic Services Exam Information Webpage.

Don't risk losing critical time during your exam. Make sure to take the Practice Exam with this exam period's version of the Exam4 software. If you are non-compliant after, you will lose any downtime during an exam due to laptop problems. Remember to get your laptop compliant.

The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist with various challenges that may impact students' performance this time of year. Examples include: death of a family member, birth of a child, onset of illness (physical and/or mental), and need for exam accommodations beyond what is available through the Office of Academic Services. Under these special circumstances, the Office of Student Affairs will work with the Office of Academic Services to provide accommodations. To request a special-circumstances exam postponement or accommodation, please e-mail the Dean of Students and submit your request via ExamReporter.  Please note that all requests are kept confidential. 

For regular exam postponement requests (related to multiple exams being scheduled in one day), Student Affairs does not need to be involved.  The request can be submitted directly to ExamReporter.

If you become ill prior to the day of an exam, you must contact the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Services:
Student Affairs: FH 474, (212) 998-6658, law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu
• Academic Services: FH 400, (212) 998-6020, law.acadservices@nyu.edu

If you become ill on the day of an exam and believe you will not be able to complete it, do not begin the examination. Immediately report your illness to the proctor who will send you to the appropriate administrative office.

If you become ill after starting the exam, report it to the proctor immediately. For more information, consult the Academic Policies Guide, "Examinations", page 9-14. Click here to view the policies.


Quiet hours begin November 29 at 5:00 p.m. and continue until December 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Building Hours and Policies

  • Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall’s hours during the study period are 7:00 – 2:00 a.m. Normal business hours are 7:00 – 12:00 a.m. (and will resume to this schedule after December 20.)
  • Only NYU Law students are permitted access to the Law School Facilities from November 30 until December 20. This includes all study rooms, classrooms, and lounges.
  • All Furman Hall and Vanderbilt Hall classrooms will remain open until 2:00 a.m. 
  • The Law Library will be accessible only from the Vanderbilt Hall entrance of the Law Library during extended hours (11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.). All students must enter from the Vanderbilt Hall side during the extended hours.
    • The coat check in Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall will close at 11:00 p.m.


Guarini Study Lounge (Poe Room), John Sexton Student Forum and Wachtell Cafe in Furman Hall; Kushner Student Lounge (Lounge 110) and Golding Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall are also available for use from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

  • Note these rooms will be unavailable during the following dates and times:
    • Monday, December 2
      •  Lounge 110 is unavailable all day
      • Wachtell Cafe from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 3
      • Poe Room from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, December 4
      • Lounge 110 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 5
      • Wachtell Cafe from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, December 9
      • Poe Room from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 10
      • Poe Room from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, December 11
      • Poe Room from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 12
      • Poe Room from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 17
      • Poe Room from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Classroom Space

Please check the signs in the lobby of Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall each day to see which classrooms are available as study spaces. Please remember that there are designated Quiet Study Rooms during the exam period.

Event Spaces as Study Rooms

Various large event spaces (Greenberg Lounge, Lester Pollack Colloquium, etc.) are available for study from November 30 – December 20. During the exam period, classrooms will primarily be used to administer exams.

A schedule of these spaces is available here. Please review carefully, as the availability changes daily.

Study Rooms

There is an online system to reserve group study rooms (312, 320, 322, and 336) in Furman Hall. These rooms are available between 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. by making a request.

Students are expected to understand the following:

  • Group study room priority usage is for groups of 2 or more people with proof of advance reservation.
  • The rooms may be booked up to seven days in advance and are available for 2 hours per session per group per day.
  • Group study room users without reservations must vacate the room when requested by a group with proof of valid reservation.
  • There is a ten-minute grace period for reservations. If the group (2 or more people) is not present within the grace period, the reservation is invalid, and another group may use the room. If you have an irresolvable conflict regarding a room reservation you should see the public safety officer at the front desk.

IMPORTANT: NYU Law students are prohibited from reserving study rooms beyond the two hours allotted in one day. Be sure to notify those students whose name also appears on the reservation that they have used one or two hours, depending on your reservation, of their daily-allotted time. Failure to use the reservation system in accordance with these rules may result in loss of group study room reservation privileges.

Law Library

During extended hours (11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.), the Law Library will be accessible only from the Vanderbilt Hall entrance of the Law Library. All study areas are designated as quiet areas; no food will be allowed.

NYU Campus

Bobst Library: You can reserve a room in Bobst. The areas on the lower levels (#1 and #2) are open 24 hours.

Residence Halls

Hayden Residence
All students living in Law School housing can reserve study rooms on the 8th floor of the Hayden Residence for group or individual study.

D’Agostino Hall
The Commons is the only available study space in D’Agostino; students must present a valid NYU ID with a School of Law Library (SOLL), D’Agostino Hall, or Mercer Residence sticker to enter the building.


As a reminder, Tishman is still under construction and there will be some noise associated with this project. OSA and the security desk in Vanderbilt Hall have earplugs to help you stay focused while you study.



o    Monday, December 2: SBA Study Break in Wachtell from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join the SBA for a study break with Pizza. Sponsored by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

o    Thursday, December 5: SBA Study Break in Wachtell from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Join the SBA for a study break with Empanadas. Sponsored by Troutman Sanders LLP.

o    Friday, December 6: Feast for Finals in Greenberg Lounge from 8:00-10:00 a.m. All Law School students are invited by the Department of Residence Services and the Office of Student Affairs for a breakfast held in your honor as you prepare for exams. Served to you by Law School administrators.

o    Monday, December 9: Student Affairs Meditation Hour in the Poe Room from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

o    Tuesday, December 10, Student Affairs Chair Massage Program in the Poe Room from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sign up required. Sponsored by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

o    Wednesday, December 11, Student Affairs Yoga Hour: in the Poe Room from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

o    Thursday, December 12, Student Affairs Chair Massage Program in the Poe Room from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sign up required. Sponsored by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

o    Thursday, December 17, Student Affairs Chair Massage Program:  in the Poe Room from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sign up required.

Complimentary Snacks 

o    Healthy Snacks: Stop by OSA and grab a snack to power up. Offered between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during the exam period (Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 19).

o    Complimentary Coffee and Snacks: Chartwells is providing free coffee and snacks on Monday through Friday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m., in Golding Lounge and Wachtell Cafe during the exam period (Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 19).