Other Aid Sources
Appointment as a Dean's Fellow provides compensation for research work with distinguished faculty or for assisting with classroom instruction in the Legal Methods writing program. Appointments are secured through contact with faculty or program coordinators. Restrictions on employment for first year students apply to these fellowships. Compensation is at a rate of $12 per hour with a maximum of 20 hours a week.
Many students seek off-campus part-time legal work during the academic year and summer months. Full-time, first-year law students are permitted to work in a limited capacity (maximum 10 hours per week during the 1L academic semesters) with approval provided by either the dean of students or a first-year doctrinal (large class) professor. There are no employment restrictions on evening program students or upper-level full-time students. These positions provide valuable experience as well as earnings to ease the financial burdens of law school. Information is available through the Office of Career and Professional Development.
United Methodist Graduate Awards
These awards assist financially needy law and graduate students who are active members of the United Methodist Church. A WCL Institutional Need-based Aid Application is required. Additional information is available in the WCL Financial Aid Office.