The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OVPGC) serves as legal counsel for the University. We advise the Trustees and University Administration on all legal issues and serve as the point of contact on all legal matters involving the University.
The Indiana University Office of the Vice President & General Counsel (OVPGC) is seeking a Legal Fellow for a three-year, full-time position in Bloomington, Indiana. The Legal Fellow position is a unique opportunity offered to graduates of either the IU Maurer School of Law or the IU McKinney School of Law.
During the course of the fellowship, Fellows work closely with the other attorneys in the OVPGC and with University clients directly to provide legal support across Indiana University's eight-campus system and to gain exposure to the varied needs of a major state university. Fellows are mentored and gain substantive experience in a broad range of legal areas, including athletics and sports law, copyright and trademark, Title IX, student affairs, labor and employment law, institutional compliance, academic freedom and First Amendment issues, privacy, environmental law, bankruptcy, information technology, health care law, and contracts. Fellows routinely assist with litigation matters, including participating in court hearings, depositions, mediations, and/or arbitrations. Fellows also have the opportunity to identify and work on specific higher education issues of interest to them.
Additionally, Fellows draft position statements submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights, and other state and federal agencies; coordinate the University's responses to subpoenas and open records requests; draft memoranda of law educating University clients about legal issues and institutional compliance; and draft, review, and revise University contracts and a variety of other legal documents.
Note: Employment is contingent on successful completion of the Indiana bar exam.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from either the IU Maurer School of Law or the IU McKinney School of Law and licensed to practice law OR be a 3L J.D. candidate from either the IU Maurer School of Law or the IU McKinney School of Law who plans to sit for the July 2020 Indiana bar exam.
Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with University administration, faculty, and staff. Strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to developing and maintaining effective work relationships.
Superior ability to analyze and identify legal issues in a higher education setting.Strong legal research skills. Proven ability to learn and stay current on the university's organization, policies, and practices, as well as trends and issues in higher education.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: NC
Job Function: Compliance & Regulatory Affair
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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