Student Casual Employment

If you are being hired at the Law School as a Teaching Assistant (TA), Research Assistant (RA), Office Assistant, Proctor, etc., you are responsible for completing hiring paperwork and submitting them to the Human Resources office within 72 hours of your first day of work.

If you are being hired as a Work-Study, please refer to the Work-Study instructions.

Please adhere to the following instructions on how to submit your paperwork. 


  • Download hiring paperwork packet

    Complete the appropriate packet in its entirety, including signed authorization from your supervisor. 

  • Complete I-9 Form

    Effective May 1, 2020

    I-9s for all Columbia University hires are being completed electronically.  

    I-9 Form instructions for New hires/Rehires working on campus: Complete Section 1 using the newi9 link.  After section 1 is complete, select an appointment time to complete Section 2. Please be sure to select the correct campus for your appointment. Morningside/Manhattanville Campus (Kent Hall)

    I-9 Form instructions for New hires/Rehires working remotely:  Complete Section 1 using the Columbia University Remote I-9 Employment Center page. Note: this is a different link than if you are completing an I-9 on campus. After completing section 1, the system will prompt you to select an I-9 Anywhere location to complete section 2. These centers are located throughout the country. If you need to find a location different than the ones displayed based on the address you entered on your I-9 form, you can enter a zip code on the appointment search screen.

    Please be sure to view the User Guide for further instruction.

    For any questions, please speak with the Law School's Office of Human Resources


  • *For International Students only

    Please inform your supervisor if you do not have a US Social Security Number or have not applied for one yet. 

    You will need to bring the following documents when submitting your paperwork to our office: 

    • Passport
    • Visa
    • I-20
    • I-94 
  • Submit packet

    Submit the packet to Shartiss England via email to