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, April 10, 2021 | 10:00 am
McLaughlin Hall Classroom 501 (Building is now open on Saturdays for Admissions tours)
Application Deadline: 12:00 pm Friday, April 2, 2021 (University is closed at Noon for Good Friday)

Next Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Meeting
Friday, April 2, 2021
Review and Approval of Law Student Registrations/Character & Fitness Reports

Next Swearing-in Ceremony
Monday, April 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Oklahoma Judicial Center Hearing Room | Chief Justice Darby *the oath is currently administered remotely via BlueJeans*
Certification Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, April 9, 2021

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.