The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OVPGC) serves as legal counsel for the University. We advise the Trustees and University Administration on all legal issues and serve as the point of contact on all legal matters involving the University.
Drafts, reviews, and revises routine contracts, affiliation agreements, and other legal documents; conducts legal research on pertinent topics as they arise.
Drafts legal memoranda educating university clients about legal issues and compliance.
Coordinates the university's responses to subpoenas and open records requests.
Drafts position statements submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Assists in other duties, as assigned, to ensure the legal compliance of the university.
Specific department responsibilities:
The Indiana University Office of the Vice President & General Counsel (OVPGC) is seeking a Legal Fellow who has a strong interest in international law for a three-year, full-time position in Bloomington, Indiana, beginning in Fall 2021. This Fellow works primarily with the Senior Associate General Counsel in charge of international legal matters but may assist the other attorneys in OVPGC on other legal issues affecting Indiana University's eight-campus system.
This Fellow handles unique and complex international legal matters arising out of activities conducted or overseen by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA). This work may include, among other things, advising IU's "Gateway" offices overseas, reviewing cross-border research activities and agreements, researching legal issues affecting overseas programs, and handling a variety of cross-border compliance matters.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree; OR
Admission to the Indiana Bar or registered to sit for the July 2021 Indiana bar exam.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Strong communication skills.
Articulate and responsive to colleagues.
Effective conflict management skills.
Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Highly thorough and dependable.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines.
Performs work independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with University administration, faculty, and staff.
Strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to developing and maintaining effective work relationships.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page .
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.