Higher Education Law Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 29, 2022
Aug 25, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Higher Education Law Fellow, Office of University Counsel The George Mason University, Office of University Counsel invites applications for a Higher Education Law Fellow. The Office of University Counsel provides legal advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of legal issues that arise in the operation of the University to the Board of Visitors, the President, and faculty/staff acting on behalf of George Mason University.Mason offers the challenge and opportunity of public service, life-work balance, and an attractive compensation package inclusive of paid time off, paid holidays, health/dental/life insurance, retirement and more. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Responsibilities: The Law Fellow will be assigned research, writing and other projects in subject matter areas handled by the office, including those related to employment, faculty, students, research, governance, contracts, compliance, intellectual property, constitutional law, health care, litigation, government relations, regulatory matters, Title IX and civil rights. The Law Fellow will receive assignments from and will work under the supervision and mentorship of the attorneys in the Office of University Counsel. The Office will provide opportunities for the Law Fellow to attend meetings, meet with clients, or otherwise participate in the legal activities of the office and the University. This Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for individuals with an interest in higher education law or the wide-ranging role of in-house counsel advising public institutions and entities. The position is a one-year appointment, which may be renewed for a second year based on performance. Required Qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with a record of strong academic achievement; license to practice law or plan to sit for a state bar exam in summer before commencement of the Fellowship, Virginia Bar is preferred; excellent legal research and writing skills; an interest in higher education; and the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with attorneys and other University constituents while working on multiple projects concurrently.Salary$65-75,000/yr, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; and attach a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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