Attorney Fellow

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a 2017, 2018, or 2019 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 2019 and end in September 2021.

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, regulatory compliance, and general advice to university clients. 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 2019. The ability to learn and apply new legal principles, manage a sizeable volume of work and deadlines, and respond to the needs of various client representatives are 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.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a 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.

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

Position is open for fall or spring graduates of The George Washington University Law School. The successful candidate should graduate no later than spring semester.

Excellent research and writing ability is desired. A ranking in the top third of the class and journal membership is preferred.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience; $10,000 increase to base salary after successful completion of six months of employment with OGC, passed a state bar, and has applied to the DC bar. II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. 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: 8:30 am. to 5:30 pm. 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 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007635 Job Open Date: 09/25/2018 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.

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  1. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined?

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  2. * What is your salary range expectation?

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/8/2019
    Application Due: 1/28/2019
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