The Office of the General Counsel (âœOGCâ) offers a two-year, full-time, non-renewable legal fellowship, commencing on or about August 2023. This position is intended to be in-person and will be located in DuBourg Hall.
The William R. Kauffman Legal Fellowship Program provides a recent law graduate or an early career attorney with fewer than two years of practice experience, with an exciting opportunity to develop litigation, transactional, and client counseling skills within the context of higher education. The Legal Fellow will be exposed to many aspects of the OGCs work, including but not limited to: employment, student affairs, athletics, research, transactions, charitable giving, litigation, and international collaborations.
The Kauffman Fellowship is named for Saint Louis Universitys esteemed former Vice President and General Counsel, William R. Kauffman, who retired in 2022 after more than twenty-seven years of service to the University.
Provide proactive assistance, research, and advice on various legal issues such as contracts, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, research misconduct, employment-related issues and proceedings, data security and privacy, trademark, intellectual property, corporate governance, and litigation-related matters.
Assist university counsel in responding to federal administrative charges, including but not limited to complaints before the Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Conduct internal investigations under the direction and supervision of university counsel.
Draft/review contracts, agreements, and other legal documents.
Advise on employment disputes and proceedings and assisting on a broad range of student affairs matters.
Assist with litigation matters.
Conduct training on federal and state laws and University policies.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Demonstrated interest in higher education law and creating equitable and inclusive academic communities.
Excellent academic credentials and a high level of professional maturity.
Demonstrated ability to organize and analyze information to create clear and professionally designed written deliverables.
Demonstrated ability to maintain exceptional ethical standards and consistently demonstrate sound professional judgment.
Demonstrated ability to practice discretion, maintain professional confidences, and protect privileged communications.
Superior and professional writing, communication, and presentation skills.
Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment.
General knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications and other software programs to develop presentations and work
product in a variety of formats to meet client expectations.
Education and Licensure: Applicant must have received a J.D. within the past three years and have a license to practice law or plan to sit for a state bar exam the summer before commencement of the Fellowship.Â
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must include:
law school transcript;
writing sample (5 pages minimum and 15 pages maximum demonstrating analysis of a complex legal issue); and
Letter of recommendation from a member of the legal profession who can personally comment on the applicants aptitude for one or more of the Fellowship requirements.
Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the Universitys vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employees start date will result in termination of the employment.Â Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.