Commensurate with qualifications and experience plus a comprehensive benefit package
At Will/Just Cause:
Summary of Position:
Under general direction from the Vice President and General Counsel or his/her designee, advise and represent the University in various legal matters.
J.D./L.L.B. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
Required Work Experience:
Five or more years experience as an attorney.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Membership in a state bar association and/or membership or eligibility to gain admission into the State Bar of Michigan.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Experience in a University or public sector environment, knowledge of Michigan law, and business law or labor and/or employment law experience.
Confer with and advise University officials regarding various legal and administrative issues, including issues related to constitutional and public institutional law, governmental and regulatory law, business and commercial transactional law, and labor and employment issues.
Develop, revise and interpret University and Board of Trustee policies. Collaborate with University officials regarding effective use and implementation of policies.
Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda of law and legal opinions regarding various legal issues in diverse practice areas.
Draft, review and administer contracts.
Assist with compliance efforts, including but not limited to Freedom of Information Act, Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Assist with student affairs, student discipline and Title IX legal issues.
Provide oversight to the University in litigation and monitor and coordinate with external counsel regarding University litigation.
Monitor the adoption of significant legislation, the issuance of significant court or administrative rules, regulations, guidelines or interpretations affecting the University, and advise appropriate University officials of the same.
Assist in the formation and implementation of University strategies for limiting liability and managing risk.
Provide legal training for University administration through seminars, programs, etc.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated capacity for legal reasoning.
Demonstrated capacity for clear and concise oral and written communication.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal relations and conflict resolution skills.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
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Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of an unofficial transcript of J.D./L.L.B. degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 22, 2021
Posting Close Date:
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