Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an ABA accredited law school with minimum of two years of Texas-based practice experience required. Must have successfully passed the Texas Bar Exam and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. A combination of experience in consumer, criminal, landlord, immigration, wills, powers of attorney, business formation, and family law is preferred.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provides legal advice and counsel to currently enrolled university students, which includes but is not limited to advising students on issues regarding landlord/tenant law, criminal law, family law, immigration law, contract law, wills, powers of attorney, business formation, and employment law. There is no court representation.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Advises students on their legal rights and responsibilities in a variety of legal areas where students have questions. Assists students in preparing legal documents and for hearings if necessary. Drafts legal documents for students as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.
Internal Number: 21938
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.