The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) at Michigan State University seeks to hire a recent law school graduate as an Institutional Equity Legal Fellow. The Fellowship will begin in January 2019 and is currently funded for a one year period with the possibility for additional future funding.
The Institutional Equity Legal Fellow is responsible for intake of complaints from students and employees of potential violations of the University’s Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) and the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) policy, notifications of the complaint to community partners and human resources, research of legal issues involving the ADP and RVSM, investigation of complaints of discrimination and harassment, and other duties as may be assigned.
The Fellow will conduct intake interviews, provide notifications to units and human resources of a complaint, provide timely status reports to the parties and community partners of a matter reported to the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), interview parties and witnesses, develop appropriate documentation of interviews, prepare investigation reports or other documentation of OIE’s response to a complaint, and other duties as may be assigned.
Other -Juris Doctorate
The successful candidate must demonstrate the highest level of integrity and professionalism, possess superior writing and communications skills, recognize the critical nature of and consistently display close attention to detail, exercise good judgment, and have the ability to work in a collegial and respectful manner with co-workers, and various campus stakeholders.
Required Application Materials
Interested applicants must provide the following materials:
Cover Letter (addressed to Mr. Robert Kent, Interim Associate Vice President, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX)
Professional Writing Sample
Law School Transcript
List of three professional references, including names and contact information
Please provide all required application materials, including names and contact information for three professional references as well as a professional writing sample. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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