Part-time Assistant Legal Counsel, Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

Employer
University of Illinois at Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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

Job Summary:

The Dean of Student Affairs is seeking to hire a part-time Assistant Legal Counsel.

The Assistant Legal Counsel meets with and advises UIC students regarding their legal concerns and rights in various areas of the law such as landlord/tenant, criminal, family and contract law. 

Student Affairs at UIC:

With over 600 staff members and 1,100 student employees, Student Affairs is comprised of 25 departments responsible for providing programs, services, and facilities that support student engagement, learning, and success.  Student Affairs recently embarked on a new plan driving the organization called Ignite 2025: The plan for student life at UIC.  The vision is to provide the premiere urban university student experience.

About the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs:

The Office of the Dean of Students strives to be the campus leader in fostering a caring and supportive environment where all students matter. Through a variety of offices, including Student Assistance, Community Standards, Student Legal Services and Student Veteran Affairs, we assist students in resolving issues so they can focus on their academic and social development.

About the University of Illinois at Chicago:

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 31,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). In fall 2018, UIC enrollment reached 31,683 students making it the fourth year of record-breaking enrollment for the university. UIC currently has the strongest enrollment momentum in Illinois. Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. In fall 2019, UIC added its newest college Chicago’s John Marshall Law School becoming part of UIC. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. The university is in the midst of a $750 million campaign and recently released a campus master plan that will reimagine UIC’s campus.  Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the Director of Student Legal Services in the day-to-day operations of the office
  • Meets with and consults with students on legal matters
  • Examines abstracts of title, contracts, wills, and other legal documents for legal sufficiency and form
  • Analyzes legal questions and prepares briefs of authorities thereon
  • Draws legal documents
  • Develops standardized legal forms and procedures
  • Construe’s statutes, rules, and regulations
  • Acts on behalf of the Director of Student Legal Services
  • Reviews and initiates correspondence
  • Participates in outreach initiatives
  • Conducts workshops and presentations on legal issues impacting the campus community
  • Gives administrative supervision to assigned personnel as required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Juris Doctor Degree
  2. Admission to the Bar in Illinois
  3. Three years of experience in the practice of law.

Note: Experience gained during a judicial clerkship may be used to qualify under #3.

 

For fullest consideration, please submit application materials online by November 19, 2021 at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=153691

Benefits:

UIC offers an excellent benefits package inclusive of health including vision coverage, dental and life insurance, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).  Benefits also include paid holidays, generous vacation, and sick time, as well as many optional benefits. 

Please note the University’s policy requires that all employees be fully vaccinated or have a documented medical or religious exemption once hired.

 

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=153691

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, identity, veteran, or disability status.

The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting.

 

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