UMKC Catalog


Employment by Juris Doctor Degree Candidates
Full advantage of the opportunity for a sound legal education only can be gained by devotion of sufficient energy and attention to legal studies. The excessive diversion of time and energy to employment can seriously impair success in law school and preparation for law practice. For this reason, full-time first-year law students should not engage in any outside work, and upper-class students should not engage in excessive outside work.

Accreditation requirements mandate that 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. The School has the obligation to adopt and enforce policies assuring that its students meet this requirement.

Students on academic probation may not work.