University of Pittsburgh

Part-Time Employment

The study of law is essentially a full-time task, and the Law School requires full-time students to devote themselves primarily to their studies during the course of their enrollment. Most students devote from 50 to 70 hours a week to classroom attendance, preparation for class, and other activities directly related to their legal education. Due to the rigors of adapting to law school during the first-year, it is the faculty's expectation that no full-time student will engage in part-time employment during his or her first year of law school. Moreover, pursuant to American Bar Association Standards, a student may not engage in employment for more than 20 hours per week in any semester in which the student is enrolled in more than 12 class hours. Faculty advisors, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean of Students and the Career Services Office are available to counsel students concerning employment while in law school.

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