SLS is a fully functioning law office inside of PSU. We serve PSU students for FREE, on a variety of legal matters including housing, criminal, consumer rights, family law and more. We address legal issues that impact students' educational and career goals through legal advice, representation, mentorship, community partnerships, and education.
PSUSLS is seeking a part-time, short term legal content writer to design, create and update educational materials for PSU students, in particular, our landlord-tenant law handbook. If time permits, the candidate may revise other legal brochures and guides. The ideal candidate has a strong grasp of Oregon and Portland housing laws and is great at communicating complex ideas in a very simple and accessible way. The position and work product will be supervised and edited by the four staff attorneys. Ability to work within a confidential setting is required.
*Familiarity with Oregon Landlord/Tenant Law *Skilled with Microsoft suite *Ability to write about complex concepts in an accessible, easy to understand way
*Design experience strongly preferred *JD preferred *Strong communication skills *Previous experience working in a legal setting *Previous experience working with diverse populations *Previous experience working with college students
Internal Number: 31914
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state