Law School Fellow

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S02898P Working Title Law School Fellow Department Law School General About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Possible after-hours events

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 04/05/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 08/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Attorney Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family Administrative FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and either admission to the Georgia Bar or the ability to gain admission to the Georgia Bar within 6 months of starting the position.

Position Summary

This position supports the mission of the Veterans Legal Clinic as determined by the clinic Director, including representation of veterans and their dependents, supervision of students doing clinic work, and outreach to and education for veterans in Georgia.The Fellow position is a one year appointment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and either admission to the Georgia Bar or the ability to gain admission to the Georgia Bar with 6 months of starting the position.

0-3 years experience. Preferences include: demonstrated skill in representing clients, especially in administrative proceedings; experience supervising students in a clinical setting; experience in law practice settings, especially public interest practices; and experience with outreach and community education.

Physical Demands

General Office Conditions

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Represent veterans and their dependents on legal and administrative claims, as determined by the Director, including appearances in federal and state judicial and administrative proceedings.

Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities


Supervise students in the Clinic, as determined by the Director.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Help to develop and deliver educational and other resources to Georgia veterans.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Collaborate with the Director in building the scope and efficiency of the Clinic’s practice.

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Other duties as assigned.

Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 4/9/2019
    Application Due: 5/21/2019
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