It is the policy of the University of Kentucky College of Law to provide students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including identity and expression), marital status, age, veteran status, or disability. All employers utilizing the UK College of Law Career Development Office are required to abide by this policy, especially in regard to hiring, promotion, retention, and conditions of employment.
In accordance with the Solomon Amendment, which involves the risk of loss of federal funds, the military is permitted to recruit on our campus despite their discriminatory hiring practices concerning sexual orientation. Neither the UK College of Law nor the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) condones this discrimination by the military.
If a student or graduate believes that there has been a violation of this policy, he/she should report this in writing to the Dean or the Associate Dean of Career Development.
Outside Work Policy
The College of Law faculty has established the following academic regulations and policies which govern the employment of UK Law students:
1Ls are strongly discouraged by the faculty from engagement in employment inside or outside of the law school during their first year of law school. In no case can a 1L work outside the law school without consultation and approval from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
No law students may engage in employment inside or outside of the law school for more than 20 hours per week during the academic year.