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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3607528
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Legal Affairs

Assistant General Counsel (Staff Attorney 2)

The Pennsylvania State University's Office of General Counsel seeks to hire an Assistant General Counsel who will work as a generalist in higher education law. The successful candidate will be asked to support the full range of issues handled by the Office and all of the lawyers in the Office.

Although hired as a generalist, over time the successful candidate will be expected to focus on several specific subject matter areas, depending on the needs of the Office and the interests of the candidate.

Education and experience:

Requires a J.D. or L.L.B., preferably from an ABA-accredited law school, and typically three years' of relevant experience, preferably at a college or university. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated interest in a career in higher education law.

Applicants must be admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or be eligible for prompt admission. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the highest level of integrity and professionalism, possess superior communication skills, have demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and professional manner with peers and clients, and have a strong interest in working in the Penn State Office of the General Counsel.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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