Columbia Law School uses the services of Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) to assist guests, students, faculty, and staff with air and rail travel. Departments must follow the steps below in order to book the reservation, and request approval.

Step 1 – Booking

Please create an email message with the subject line: PASSENGER NAME, COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL, and send the appropriate booking forms for Faculty & Staff, Student, or Guest to Valerie Wilson.

Step 2 – Requesting Approval

After confirming the reservation with the travel agent, please email the completed Travel Request Cover Form, and final itinerary, along with the event flyer, agenda, or invitation to for review and approval. If applicable, confirm compliance with Columbia University’s International Travel Planning Policy, according to which Columbia persons should register their International Columbia Travel through the University’s Global Travel site by clicking the link labeled Register a trip.

Valerie Wilson Booking Fees:

Columbia Law School uses the services of Minutemen and Odyssey to assist guests, students, faculty, and staff with ground transportation. First time users must email the Business Office to request the account number. Once obtained, contact Minutemen or Odyssey directly to make the reservation using our internal account. Here are their phone numbers:

  • Odyssey (718) 392-1700
  • Minutemen (718) 438-1100

Departments are required to email a completed Car Service Form to with the subject CAR SERVICE as soon as the reservation is made for internal billing purposes.