6.3 Employment - Capital University Law School

6.3 Employment

  • 6.3 Employment 

    Students who are registered twelve (12) of more credit hours during a semester may not be employed for more than twenty (20) hours each week during that semester. Capital University Law School expects all students to comply with this standard. A student who violates this standard is subject to discipline, up to and including involuntary withdrawal. 

    Definition of “employed”
    For purposes of section 6.3, a student is “employed” if, for the work performed, the student (1) cannot receive academic credit and (2) does receive payment. “Payment” means compensation in money or money’s worth.

    Examples of students who are “employed”
    Under section 6.3, research assistants and teaching assistants are “employed,” because they cannot receive academic credit and do receive payment.

    Examples of students who are not “employed”
    Under section 6.3, students involved in externships are not “employed,” because they receive academic credit and do not receive payment. Students on law review executive committees are not “employed,” because they receive academic credit. Students involved in “pro bono” activities are not “employed,” because they may not receive payment.

    Standard for students who are not “employed”
    Although students who are not “employed” under section 6.3 are not subject to the 20-hour cap, the faculty and administration encourage those students not to work or to volunteer more than twenty.