The New York State Board of Law Examiners ,Corporate Plaza, Building 3 – 254 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203-5195

office (518) 453-5990
fax (518) 452-5729
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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time

July 2016 Bar Examination Test Sites

In accordance with Board Rule 6000.8 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.


  • Jacob Javits Convention Center
    11th Avenue at W. 35th Street, New York, NY 10001


  •  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 New York City, Albany and Saratoga, 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 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.


ALBANY (There are TWO seat locations in Albany. Do not place your order until you know which location you have been assigned— seat assignments are sent out approximately two weeks before the exam):


BUFFALO: If you choose to do so, candidates may pre-order a lunch through the Visitor’s Bureau link above.