Job Details

Texas State University
  • Position Number: 5198653
  • Location: San Marcos, TX
  • Position Type: Legal Affairs

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Attorney For Students

Job Number: 2024433

Location: San Marcos

Department: Dean of Students

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full Time

Monthly Salary: $7,168.00 - $7,873.68

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
  • J.D. degree from an accredited school of law; licensed to practice law in Texas or admitted to any U.S. state bar (If not admitted to the State Bar of Texas, must apply for and receive admission to the State Bar of Texas within six months of employment.)
  • Knowledge of: computer legal resource methods, Texas Property Code; Texas Insurance Code; Texas Penal Code; Texas Family Code; Texas consumer law; Texas Estate Code; and the United States Constitution.
  • Skill in establishing rapport with a variety of clients.
  • Knowledge of higher education Constitutional law issues, university policies and procedures, and local court procedures.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn how to manage budgets and expenses.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in legal services for students.
  • Experience in non-profit/legal aid services.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn website maintenance and maintaining a social media presence.
  • Experience managing budgets and expenses.
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English.
  • Licensed to practice law for at least five years.
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas.
  • More than three years of experience supervising and managing attorneys.

Job Description:
Responsible for providing legal assistance to currently-enrolled Texas State students, presenting legal topics to classes and groups on campus, including students, faculty, staff, and organizations. The Attorney for Students manages the daily operations of the office, including preparing the budget, authorizing expenses, and supervising the staff attorneys and the administrative staff.

Job Duties:
  • Provide legal advice and limited scope representation to students in legal matters including but not limited to landlord/tenant issues; civil procedure; consumer protection, insurance matters; tickets and charges; uncontested family law matters; powers of attorney; simple wills, advance directives, employment agreements, and issues; contracts and immigration law.
  • Provide legal education, resources, and referrals to private legal council or other community organizations to give students the tools necessary to effectively advocate for themselves.
  • Make frequent legal presentations to students, faculty, staff, and others.
  • Oversee and manage financial matters, including the offices annual budget and expenses.
  • Oversee all personnel matters within the office, including evaluations and personnel actions of staff attorneys and administrative support staff.
  • Oversee and manage office reporting and assessment requirements, social media presence, website maintenance, and development of marketing materials.
  • Draft legal documents that may include immigration forms, simple wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, expunctions, civil court petitions and orders, and name changes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information to Applicants:

Job Open Date: 04/02/2024

Job Close Date: 5/3/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:
You will be required to electronically attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Why work @ Texas State?
Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, youll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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