Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 237434-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Legal Affairs

Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) is comprised of 13 in-house attorneys who provide legal advice and representation on the wide range of complex and highly specialized legal issues affecting the research-intensive and flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System.

The Associate University Legal Counsel or University Legal Counsel position is a professional, academic staff position in OLA. The duties of the position include rendering oral and written advice, advising various university committees, and participating in training and preventive law presentations on a broad array of complex and novel legal subjects for UW-Madison administrators, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Juris Doctor from an A.B.A. accredited law school.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

2 years professional experience practicing law required.


1. Interest in and ability to develop expertise in principal practice areas and other higher education legal issues relevant to mission of a public research institution.
2. Commitment to joining student affairs and public records practices.
3. Strong legal research skills.
4. Effective communication skills in both written and verbal presentation, including all aspects of legal writing technique and procedure.
5. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and professional manner with peers/clients.
6. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and objectives.


The early-career position will require growth over time to develop the following additional knowledge, abilities, and skills. Strong candidates may possess some or all of the desired qualifications.

1. Demonstrated interest in higher education issues.
2. Knowledge of state and federal laws impacting student experience in higher education, including FERPA, Title VI, Title IX, Clery, ADA/Section 504, and student academic affairs, discipline, and governance.
3. Knowledge of public records and open meetings laws and principles.
4. Familiarity with the constitutional, statutory and regulatory framework applicable to, and policy issues affecting, public institutions of higher education.
5. Experience with due process hearings, appeal proceedings, advising adjudicative bodies, and different phases of litigation.
6. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and professional discretion in the identification, management, and resolution of legal issues.
7. Demonstrated experience managing complex and novel legal issues.

License or Certificate:

Membership in good standing in the State Bar of Wisconsin or admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin within one year of hire date.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the "" button (, search for 237434). Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, current resume, and three (3) professional references.


Karen Aune
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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