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Student Policies

The following Drake Law School policies are aimed at student success.

Employers: See Employer Policies & Procedures.

Student Employment Information

  • First-year students attending law school full-time are encouraged not to seek employment during the first year of law school. This allows students to become academically established and adjust to the rigors of law school prior to adding additional commitments. In addition, the first year schedule is generally such that it is difficult to find blocks of time to work during the typical work day.
  • For any full-time student who opts to work during the academic year, it is recommended that the hours worked not exceed 20 hours per week.
  • If you are an international degree-seeking student here on an academic visa, contact the CDO to discuss requirements for off-campus employment.

Student Practice Rule

Students who are interested in clinic, prosecutorial internships, or any other experiential opportunity that qualifies for student practice are responsible for ensuring they are in compliance with the relevant Student Practice Rules (Drake Law School Student Handbook, Rule 5.4).

The handbook provides the relevant rules for the local state and federal courts; however, students need to ensure that they meet the requirements for the jurisdiction in which they will be serving.

Reciprocity Policy

The Career Development Office provides reciprocal services between Drake Law School and other ABA accredited law schools so that students and alumni may search other job databases. Please view our Statement of Reciprocity for additional information, and contact CDO if you have any questions or if you would like to request reciprocity through Drake Law School.

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