Working during law school

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1coolnerd
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Working during law school

Postby 1coolnerd » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:15 pm

I don't plan to work during my first year of law school.

But I do plan to work PT during the second and third years. I know that this is banned at some law schools. Some schools don't want their full-time students working at all.

Is it an honor code violation to still work, and could it lead to suspension?

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rinkrat19
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Re: Working during law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:24 pm

The ABA prohibits full-time students from working more than 20 hours per week in their Standards for Accrediting Law Schools. Your school has a vested interest in NOT allowing you to break that rule.

1coolnerd
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Re: Working during law school

Postby 1coolnerd » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:46 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:The ABA prohibits full-time students from working more than 20 hours per week in their Standards for Accrediting Law Schools. Your school has a vested interest in NOT allowing you to break that rule.


I believe that the ABA prevents first-year FT law students from working.

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Re: Working during law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:10 pm

1coolnerd wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:The ABA prohibits full-time students from working more than 20 hours per week in their Standards for Accrediting Law Schools. Your school has a vested interest in NOT allowing you to break that rule.


I believe that the ABA prevents first-year FT law students from working.
ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools 2011-12, Standard 304(f) A student may not be employed more than 20 hours per week in any week in which the student is enrolled in more than twelve class hours.
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Nothing about a specific 1L rule. Different schools may have different (stricter) rules. I've heard some allow even less than 20 hours.




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