Employment During Law School

The study of law is a rigorous undertaking which demands a student’s full attention. Therefore, the Faculty Regulations prohibit upper-level students in the full-time day division from engaging in paid employment for more than 20 hours per week during the academic year.

The Faculty Regulations also prohibit first-year students in the full-time day division from engaging in any paid employment. Violations of these restrictions can result in compulsory transfer to a part-time program, and intentional violations can be the basis for disciplinary action under the Law School Code of Student Conduct. Students for whom these rules impose a severe hardship should consult with the Associate Dean for Students.