General Counsel

Stockton, San Joaquin County
Aug 08, 2014

University of the Pacific (“Pacific”) seeks a General Counsel to serve as the chief legal officer for the University, providing both legal and strategic counsel on a wide range of legal matters to all constituencies, including the Board of Regents, the Administration, faculty, staff and University-affiliated organizations. He or she will review trends in higher education, as well as legislative, regulatory and legal affairs that would impact the institution. The General Counsel will report directly to the President and will serve on the President’s Cabinet. He or she will monitor new and ongoing matters to determine where action or counsel is needed to avoid or minimize legal ramifications. The General Counsel will elect and manage the work of outside law firms and the associated cost, and manage the Office of General Counsel.

Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. Founded in 1851, Pacific was the first chartered institution of higher education in the State of California. Pacific’s mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. Today the University features nine schools across three campuses, including the breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California, the Mc George School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. For more detailed information about University of the Pacific, visit

It is expected that the General Counsel will have administrative support, and will manage interns from the University’s Mc George School of Law in Sacramento, but that the majority of the institution’s legal affairs, including all litigation, would continue to be handled by outside counsel. It is not intended that the office will develop into a fully staffed general counsel office.  

The University offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including tuition remission. To apply for the position of General Counsel at University of the Pacific, visit Careers at Pacific to submit your confidential employment application, along with a letter of interest. Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to broadening the diversity of its workforce.