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 Examination
Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 10:00 am
McLaughlin Hall
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm Monday, August 17, 2020

Next Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Review and Approval of Law Student Registrations/Character & Fitness Reports

Next Swearing-in Ceremony
Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Oklahoma Judicial Center Hearing Room *the oath is currently administered remotely via BlueJeans*
Certification Deadline: 5:00 pm Monday, August 31, 2020

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.