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Student Employment

Law studies demand all of a student's time and energy. For this reason, students should not plan to work during the first year of law study. In any event, employment at all times is limited to 20 hours per week. (Standard 304 (f) 2008-09 ABA Standards for approval of Law Schools)

  • Research Assistant positions are available with many faculty members only for second and third year students. If you are classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes, a quarter-time Research Assistant position (ten hours per week) will change your tuition status during that semester to resident tuition, thus altering your financial aid package.
  • There are part-time student employment positions throughout the university. You do not need to apply for financial aid to work in these positions. You may access information regarding employment positions through the University of Iowa Student Information Services Jobnet.
  • Work-Study is available to a limited number of students in their second and/or third year at the college. A Work-Study award enables you to work in a Work-Study position throughout the University. Work-Study may reduce your Federal Direct Loan eligibility. You must demonstrate financial eligibility through the FAFSA process.