Working During Law School

Along with the American Bar Association, Oklahoma City University School of Law recommends that a full-time student refrain from working during the first year of law school.  After you have completed your first year of law school, you will be expected to base the amount of hours of outside employment on the number of credits being taken.  If you plan to fund law school by working during law school, you may enroll as a part-time student and continue to work full time.

Once admitted, you are required to complete a work statement form.  This form certifies the number of hours you are working or volunteering during the semester.  If you are working or volunteering, the form must be signed by your employer/supervisor before it will be accepted by the registrar.  Students in the full-time and sunset programs may only work up to 15 hours per week.  Part-time students may work up to 40 hours per week.

Feel free to contact the Office of Admissions or the Student Services Office for more information.