All first year Work Study students who choose to work on campus are considered first, for jobs within the Law Library. The Law School community relies on first year law students to meet the School's need for shelving of library books, providing essential coverage of the Circulation Desk, assisting with coverage of the School's computer labs and Information Systems Help Desk, and numerous other roles which are critical to the availability of research and instructional resources. These job opportunities are posted on the bulletin board in the Student Employment Program Office.
First year law students who do not have Work Study awards, will be considered for any on-campus job for which they are qualified, but the lack of Work Study funding may weaken their candidacy. Students who lack Work Study funding are sometimes placed in jobs with the Development and External Relations offices, the Dean's Office, Faculty Support Services, the Lawyering Process Program, or the Graduate Programs. These job opportunities are posted on the bulletin board in the Student Employment Program Office.
Second and third year law students, both with and without Work Study awards, may be hired to assist faculty members with legal or specialized research. The Student Employment Program Office maintains a bulletin board with specific job openings posted by faculty members, as well as a list of faculty members who have not yet hired a research assistant.
To apply for an on-campus job:
All students seeking employment on the School of Law campus must submit to staff in the Student Employment Program Office an Application for Student Employment, a current résumé, and class schedule. The information from the application and résumé helps the Student Employment Program staff match a potential student worker with a job. The class schedule further assists the Student Employment staff in determining a student worker's availability for employment. The ease and speed of a job placement is increased when an applicant supplies detailed and specific information about their skills, experience, and availability.