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 (3L/4L Eligibility)
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 8:00 am
Classroom 501
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, October 22, 2021

Note: 2L eligibility for limited licensure begins with the January 2022 examination cycle

Next Swearing-in Ceremony
Monday, September 20, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Oklahoma Judicial Center Hearing Room | Chief Justice Darby *until further notice, the oath is administered remotely via BlueJeans*
Supervising Attorney Paperwork Deadline: September 10, 2021
Certification Deadline: September 13, 2021

Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners Monthly Board Meeting
The Board meets once a month to review completed character & fitness investigations for approval, among other important matters on their busy agenda. Be advised that the Board is no longer publishing their monthly meeting dates. *The Board does not meet in July or February (bar exam administrations).

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.