Attorney Fellow

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. JOB OVERVIEW

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a 2015, 2016, or 2017 graduate of the George Washington University Law School for the position of Attorney Fellow. This is a two-year position that will begin in September 2017 and end in September 2019.

The successful candidate will join a team of lawyers providing legal and strategic advice to the university and will assist with a variety of legal and policy issues that confront a large urban teaching and research institution. The Attorney Fellow's work will include contract review and drafting, student and academic matters, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Assignments may also include issues related to health law, intellectual property and technology transfer, business and real estate, and employment and labor law.

Excellent research, writing, and communication skills are required. A ranking in the top third of the class and journal membership is preferred. Bar membership is not required at the start of the position, but the successful candidate must have taken the bar examination prior to September 2017. The ability to learn new legal principles, manage a sizeable volume of work and deadlines, and respond to the needs of various client representatives is key. The successful candidate will be a diligent and hard worker, and a thinker who thrives in and can contribute to the office's fast-paced, collegial team environment.

The Attorney Fellow will receive assignments and take direction from OGC attorneys. General supervision will be provided by one or two designated OGC attorneys.

Applications must be submitted through the university employment website at www.gwu.jobs and include a letter of interest, resume, transcript, and writing sample.

GW does not unlawfully discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. This policy covers all programs, services, policies and procedures of the university including admission to education programs and employment.

The university and OGC have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among staff and faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree from accredited institution. Admission to a state bar is not required at commencement of the fellowship, but the successful candidate must sit for a bar exam and be eligible for admission to the District of Columbia Bar by a date provided by the Office of General Counsel.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

A ranking in the top third of the class and journal membership is preferred.


II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: General Counsel Family Legal Sub-Family Attorney Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 8:30am - 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must submit a letter of interest, resume, transcript, and writing sample.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006222 Job Open Date: 03/22/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. Did you graduate in 2015, 2016, or 2017 from the George Washington University Law School?
    • Yes
    • No



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
Optional Documents




    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Transcript
    4. Other Documents Refer to Special Instructions to Applicants
    Optional Documents

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