Transactional Legal Fellow - General Counsel

Job description

The University of Denver offers a legal fellowship to a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school, commencing as soon as possible. The fellowship is a one-year appointment with the opportunity for an additional year depending on performance, mutual interest, and funding renewal.

Position Summary

The Transactional Legal Fellow will report to the University of Denver's Deputy General Counsel and will be a member of the Office of General Counsel staff, supporting transactional matters. The Transactional Legal Fellow can expect to, review and draft agreements, prepare memoranda of law, interact with other University of Denver departments, and assist in other duties involving the full scope of work in the Office of General Counsel. The fellowship is an opportunity for attorneys with a demonstrated interest in the field of higher education and transactional law to work alongside and receive feedback and guidance from experienced in-house counsel while gaining exposure to the broad range of legal issues affecting a private, research university.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to grasp complex legal principles and explain them in non-technical language to administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude.
  • Self-starter, quick study, and the ability to manage deadlines.
  • High ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity, and reliability.

Required Qualifications

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Applicant must be within 2 years of graduation.
  • A strong background or demonstrated interest in higher education and/or transactional law.
  • Admission (or pending admission) to the Colorado bar.

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 21, 2018

This position is located in Denver, CO. We cannot offer relocation assistance for this position.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 006027
Posted: 8/1/2018
Application Due: 9/30/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable