The University seeks an Assistant General Counsel who will provide legal advice and representation relating to litigation including discovery. The person will be responsible for a large portion of the University's general litigation portfolio.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
The required qualifications include:
a Juris Doctorate granted by an ABA accredited law school.
Admission to or eligibility for admission to the State Bar of Michigan within 6 months.
At least 4 years of relevant experience.
Specialized knowledge and experience with Title VII, Title IX, FERPA, Americans with Disabilities Act, and FOIA is preferred.
Strong academic background.
Excellent writing ability and advocacy skills.
Familiarity with college/university operations is a plus.
Progressively more responsible work experience.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Brian Quinn, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and apply to posting # at http://www.careers.msu.edu by October 22, 2021. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool has not been identified by the deadline. The required candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check.
The Office of the General Counsel represents the University with respect to all litigation and supervises all outside legal services provided to the University to assure they meet the highest standards. Our services include advice and counsel on all matters that have legal significance for the University, including contract review, advice regarding state and federal laws, legal workshops, and educational programs.
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