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Post-Doctoral Legal Fellow

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Position Information

General Information

Position Number POST40
Working Title Post-Doctoral Legal Fellow
Division Institutional Integrity
Department Institutional Integrity
Work Unit Legal Affairs
Work Location Cato Building
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Post Doc
Employment Type Temporary - Part-time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pay Rate Pay Rate varies
Minimum Experience/Education

1. J.D. and admission (or pending admission) to the North Carolina bar.
2. A strong background or demonstrated interest in higher education law.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

The employee will have already acquired a J.D. or equivalent degree and should be able to exercise independent professional judgment on a day-to-day basis. He or she will evaluate incoming information in the form of interview data and observations, written literature documentation, and oral communications, and will use this information to make judgments about what step(s) will next lead to progress in the project(s).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Legal Fellow will report to the Deputy General Counsel and will be a member of the Office of Legal Affairs staff, supporting projects through original research and collaboration with other team members. The Legal Fellow can expect to prepare memoranda of law, review and draft agreements, interact with other University departments, and assist in other duties involving the full scope of work in the Office of Legal Affairs. Assigning attorneys will review the Legal Fellow’s work and meet with him or her to provide feedback. The Legal Fellow will also contribute to and participate in the office’s training efforts. By providing exposure to the work and challenges of a university legal office, the fellowship is an excellent opportunity for those with an interest in the field of higher education law or any of the substantive areas in which in-house higher education attorneys practice

Other Work/Responsibilities

The Legal Fellow will: (1) carry out research and draft documents and correspondence related to legal issues at UNC Charlotte, (2) assist with the preparation and presentation of training to UNC Charlotte employees on various legal topics, and (3) assist in providing legal advice to University Administrators. The fellowship is a one-year appointment with the opportunity for an additional year depending on performance, mutual interest, and funding renewal.

The Legal Fellow’s principal research responsibilities will be determined by the legal issues confronting the University during the fellowship term. The Legal Fellow will confer with the Deputy General Counsel on overall research direction and strategy and with assigning attorneys for guidance on individual projects, but will exercise a considerable amount of independent judgment and original thinking in carrying out day-to-day activities.

Position will act independently and receive general guidance from the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, the Chief Compliance Officer, and the other attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Juris Doctorate, pending admission to the North Carolina Bar

Proposed Hire Date 10/01/2017
Expected Length of Assignment 1 year, extendable to 2 years
Posting Open Date 08/09/2017
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents