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Law Fellow

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Employment Type
Part Time

Law Fellow

Eastern Kentucky University

Title: Law Fellow

Position Type: Part-Time Staff

Search Type: External - minimum 7 days

Department: 16R000 - University Counsel & Compliance

Division: 8R0000 - University Counsel & Compliance

Position Location: Richmond Campus

Driver Classification: Non-Driver

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Schedule Type: Part Time, Partial Benefits (greater than 20 hrs but less than 25 hrs per week)-NE Only

Hours Per Week: 20 or less

Additional Schedule Details:

Posted Salary Grade: Non-Exempt - 45

Retirement: KTRS

Contact Person: Whitney Crowe

Job Summary/Basic Functions

The Office of University Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the Board of Regents, the President, and all University units on matters affecting the University. This broad function includes but is not limited to the interpretation of federal and state laws, contract review, negotiating and drafting documents, handling internal and external administrative regulatory matters, policy review and development, responding to open records requests, managing all litigation involving the University or its personnel acting in the course and scope of employment, resolving claims by and against the University, and providing guidance and direction regarding dispute resolution.

Reporting to the Deputy Counsel, the Legal Fellow is exposed to various legal issues pertinent to the University. Areas of practice include constitutional law, employment, business operations and transactions, student matters, contract and affiliation agreements, and general litigation support. With supervision, the Legal Fellow will provide legal research, advise on various legal issues, draft contracts and other legal documents, review University policies, review discovery documents, and other litigation responses and appearances as appropriate.

The University is committed to providing a rich professional experience for the Law Fellow, and promotion potential may be available.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited law school or plan to graduate within six (6) months of start date.

Experience: Experience as a law fellow or clerk with preference given to candidates who have previously worked at a higher education institution or otherwise demonstrate strong familiarity with higher education legal issues.

Licensure & Certifications: Admission to the Kentucky Bar Association or expected within twelve (12) months of start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Duties:
  • 30% - Provides legal research, advises on legal issues - (Essential)
  • 30% - Drafts contracts and other legal documents - (Essential)
  • 20% - Reviews University Policies and discovery documents - (Essential)
  • 20% - Prepares for proceedings and other responses and appearances - (Essential)

Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Funding Source: Institutional

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

AA/EEO Statement

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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