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Associate General Counsel

Job Description:  The Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing a high level of professional legal service by representing and advising the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona State University on a broad range of education law and other legal matters. This position will concentrate primarily on student-related matters, providing advice and counsel on policies and procedures; academic integrity, student conduct, residency appeals, including related administrative hearings; constitutional, legislative and regulatory matters (First Amendment, FERPA, Title IX, discrimination and harassment, Clery, VAWA, financial aid and student visas); admissions and scholarships.  This position will also concentrate on federal and state employment and administrative law matters, such as at-will employment, law enforcement personnel, discipline, termination and grievances, compensation and employee benefits, immigration, discrimination and civil rights matters involving employees, conflict of interest, and independent contractors.  This position advises regarding public record requests. The Associate General Counsel is responsible for supporting training and preventive law programs on a university-wide basis. This position interacts regularly with senior level administration and with state and federal regulatory offices. The Associate General Counsel is a university staff position.

Minimum Qualifications:  J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and not less than six (6) years of experience in the active practice of law, with a focus in employment law or education law. The active practice must be current and continuous. Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona within twelve (12) months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in the active practice of law with a focus in employment law and litigation. (7 years)
  • Experience in an in-house university environment, or as outside counsel devoting substantial attention to university clients in higher education law, particularly with student matters and employment issues (4 years).
  • Experience in an in-house secondary school environment or as outside counsel representing secondary institutions, particularly with student matters. Other areas of law should include: immigration, administrative, and public sector law.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal issues faced by research universities.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills, strong legal research abilities, analytical, advocacy and program solving skills, and an ability to work in a diverse and complex environment across multiple campuses

Close Date: 18-May-2018, 3:00 PM Arizona time

To Apply:
  For a complete position description and application instructions, click on the following link:  View details 41550BR - Assoc General Counsel

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Number of Vacancy:
Job Location: Tempe, AZ
Salary: $TBD/year