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Work Limitation

  1. Standard

    Students attending Michigan State University College of Law may not engage in employment in excess of twenty (20) hours per week when enrolled in more than twelve (12) credit hours in a regular semester or seven (7) credit hours in the summer.

    Students are also advised that employment may not only affect enrollment status, but may also affect financial aid.

    Although part-time employment in law-related fields can assist law students substantially both financially and professionally, such employment also can impose time pressures that detract significantly from legal studies.

    Students who must work more than twenty (20) hours per week must enroll in the part-time division.

  2. Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status

    Every College of Law student is required to execute an "Electronic Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status" each semester on the College of Law Website to acknowledge they understand and will comply with the work limitation policy.

    Failure to execute the "Electronic Affidavit of Student Enrollment Status" will result in a hold being placed on the student's final exam permit.

  3. Waiver

    A student who has earned at least forty-five (45) credit hours may petition the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Engagement for a waiver of the work-limitation policy, on grounds of exceptional circumstances.  The granting or denial of such petition is within the discretion of the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Engagement, whose determination is final.

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    Amended:  January 2015


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