Department:Office of the General Counsel Appointment Type and Duration:Limited Duration, Limited Salary:$70,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
*This position is only open to UO Law Students in their final year, who will graduate in Spring 2018 and successfully pass the Oregon State Bar exam by Sept 2018. This is a limited-duration, 2-year fellowship, beginning in Sept 2018 and ending in Sept 2020.*
Application Review Begins September 21, 2017; position opened until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please provide a cover letter that explains your interest, a current resume, and three references.
Department Summary This position reports directly to the Deputy General Counsel, who reports directly to the Vice President and General Counsel (VPGC). The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) manages the legal affairs of the University, including provision of legal advice and assistance to the University’s Board of Trustees, President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, and Faculty. The OGC handles a broad array of legal issues ranging from First Amendment and government ethics issues, to intellectual property and employment law, to international programs and athletics issues.
The OGC is a fast-paced, high volume work place. The VPGC places a premium on the ability to avoid or solve problems by developing practical solutions informed by legal considerations and policy objectives, as well as political, public relations, and programmatic considerations; and manage University projects that have a legal component.
Position Summary The Law Fellow must be able to: (1) handle multiple unrelated matters concurrently, efficiently, and accurately; (2) perform thorough and precise legal research; (3) draft well-written legal memos and responses; and (4) interact professionally and knowledgeably with the university's administrators, external constituencies, and other entities.
The Law Fellow must be able to work harmoniously with a wide and diverse range of individuals in difficult situations and represent the University and the office in a professional manner. Despite short deadlines or other time demands, the Law Fellow must maintain a calm, reassuring, and sympathetic manner to project the proper attitude for this office and the University.
The Law Fellow is involved in many sensitive and confidential issues and is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information and material, including information and material covered by the attorney-client privilege, work-product doctrine, and personnel and student confidentiality laws. The Law Fellow must maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality at all times.
This is a limited-duration, 2-year fellowship, beginning and ending in September.
Minimum Requirements • Current 3L UO Law Student • Successful completion of Oregon State Bar examination by Sept. 2018. (This means the Fellow must take and pass the July 2018 Bar exam.) • J.D. from University of Oregon (This means the Fellow must graduate from UO Law with a J.D. in Spring 2018)
This position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and events.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated professional judgment. • High ethical standards. • A commitment to diversity and the ability to work with divergent personalities and diverse populations. • Demonstrated ability to manage and organize complex projects to completion or resolution. • Demonstrated superb written and oral communication skills. • Excellent computer and software skills, including MS Office programs and Adobe Acrobat. • Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task around shifting priorities and high work volumes. • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience working on behalf of an institution of higher education, a large governmental entity, or regulated industries • Experience in defense of agency proceedings. • Experience with labor and employment law. • Experience with public law matters, including governmental ethics, public records, public meetings, constitutional issues (e.g. First and Fourth Amendments). • Experience working with Oregon state law and federal regulations.
Note: Applicable coursework and internships may count towards these preferences.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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