In general, because of its effect on academic performance, outside employment by first-year day-division students is discouraged. Outside employment is particularly discouraged during the first semester of law school. For day-division students who are unable to finance their education without such employment, however, there are opportunities for part-time employment both on and off campus. In compliance with the American Bar Association, a student may not work in excess of 20 hours per week while enrolled in the day division.
Students are strongly urged to use the services of the school’s Office of Career and Professional Development throughout their legal careers. The office and its staff are equipped to help students with every phase of their career development, from career assessment to job search strategies.
Library Desk Attendants. There are a limited number of openings in the law school library. Interested applicants should contact the head of access services in room 224A.
Clerical and Research Positions. A variety of part-time positions are available from time to time in some of the law school administrative offices. Individual faculty members hire their own research assistants. Such research positions usually are available only to students who have completed their first-year program and meet any other requirements set forth by the professor.
In addition to University or law school positions, numerous part-time positions are available in Washington, D.C. Many government agencies, private companies, and firms, including law firms, also offer either full- or part-time student employment opportunities. The Office of Career and Professional Development can aid in the search for these positions.
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