Law Student Employment Policies

ABA Restrictions

In accordance with the American Bar Association (ABA) rules of accreditation, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law prohibits full-time students to be employed more than 20 hours per week during the academic year, nor does the College of Law permit first-year full-time (Day Division) students to be employed during the academic year. The Office of Career Services reserves the right not to post position listings that are inconsistent with its policies. A full-time student is defined as one who devotes substantially all of his/her working hours to the study of law. While part-time students are not bound by these same restrictions, students should allow ample time for studies because of the study of law is demanding.

First-Year Students

Due to the ABA limitation on student employment, the Loyola faculty discourages full-time students from taking any employment during their first year of legal study.