NYS Board of Law Examiners

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February 2016 Bar Examination Test Sites

In accordance with Board Rule 6000.5 applicants shall be assigned to a test center in one of the four judicial departments located in New York State. Test center assignments will depend on the sites available for a given administration of the examination. All applicants will receive an email sometime after the application period closes and they will be required to select and confirm their seat location. Only locations with available seats will be listed in the email. Generally, applicants will be assigned to a test center in the department in which they reside (at the time the application is completed); out-of-state residents will be given the opportunity to select from Albany, Saratoga or Buffalo, based on which locations have available seats at the time the applicant responds to the seating email. Once a location is filled, it will no longer appear in the email. If your preferred location does not appear in the email you must select from the locations that are available. Please do not call the Board's office - we will not maintain a waiting list for any location.

Please note that the links below to the Visitor’s Bureau are provided as a courtesy only for travel and planning purposes. The Board does not have any agreement or special arrangement with any hotel for a group rate or discount for the bar examination and does not recommend or endorse any hotel.


  • Armory Track & Field Center
    201 Ft. Washington Ave. at W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032

  • Millennium Hotel
    145 W 44th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036


  •  Pace Law School / New York State Judicial Institute
    78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603



Custom Gourmet NY is providing candidates, who will be seated in Albany, with the option to pre-order a lunch for the days of the bar exam through the links below. Buffalo candidates may choose to pre-order a lunch through the Buffalo Niagara Visitor’s Bureau link above. Please note that these links are being provided as a courtesy to candidates with a suggested option for lunch. The Board does not have any agreement or affiliation with Custom Gourmet NY nor does it receive any remuneration from Custom Gourmet NY. The Board’s involvement with Custom Gourmet NY is strictly limited to making the following links available to bar exam candidates in advance of the examination.