Licensed Legal Intern

Oklahoma Licensed Legal Intern Program

Upon completion of at least half the ABA-required credit hours for a Juris Doctor, law students may obtain a Limited License to Practice Law in the State of Oklahoma. After being sworn in before the Oklahoma Supreme Court, they will work on actual court cases and gain invaluable hands-on experience in the courtroom. Through supervised practical training in the practice of law, trial advocacy, and professional ethics, Licensed Legal Interns develop solid, marketable skills that appeal to employers, both in-state and out-of-state.

Important Dates

Next Swearing-in Ceremony
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – 1:30 pm
Oklahoma Judicial Center Hearing Room
Certification Deadline: 5:00 pm Monday, June 10, 2019

Next Examination
Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 8:00 am (University is closed on Fridays for the summer term)
Crowe Commons Room 308
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019

Next Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Meeting
Friday, June 7, 2019 (approval of law student registrations/character & fitness reports)

Comprehensive Program Guide

The following is a sequential, step-by-step procedural checklist for obtaining, utilizing, and maintaining a Limited License. These processes and procedures are mandated by Oklahoma Supreme Court statute – please review carefully and thoroughly, thank you.

  1. Eligibility Requirements
  2. Law Student Registration
  3. MPRE Information
  4. Begin the Application Process
  5. Annual Examination Schedule
  6. How to Prepare
  7. Complete the Application Process
  8. Good Standing Requirements
  9. Inactive Status Instructions
  10. Reactivation Status Instructions
  11. Post-J.D. Requirements
  12. Post-J.D. Application Process

Questions? Contact Carol J. North, Law School Administrator of the Licensed Legal Intern Program.