Position Announcement: Legal Fellow

Position Announcement: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Legal Fellow

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers a legal fellowship to a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school, commencing as soon as possible. The fellowship is a one-year appointment with the opportunity for an additional year depending on performance, mutual interest, and funding renewal.

The Legal Fellow will report to UNC Charlotte’s Deputy General Counsel and will be a member of the Office of Legal Affairs staff, supporting projects through original research and collaboration with other team members. The Legal Fellow can expect to prepare memoranda of law, review and draft agreements, interact with other UNC Charlotte departments, develop and present training materials, and assist in other duties involving the full scope of work in the Office of Legal Affairs. The fellowship is an opportunity for attorneys with demonstrated interest in the field of higher education law to work alongside and receive feedback and guidance from experienced in-house counsel while gaining exposure to the broad range of legal issues affecting a large, public research university.

The Office of Legal Affairs is one of five offices comprising the Division of Institutional Integrity. The Division of Institutional Integrity supports UNC Charlotte, as North Carolina's urban research university, in its endeavors to achieve its academic mission and strategic plan while adhering to the University’s ethical, legal, and regulatory responsibilities. The Office of Legal Affairs provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance on matters involving or affecting UNC Charlotte to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the other senior administrators of the University, and through them, to the University’s faculty and staff.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and at least three references through UNC Charlotte’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/17294.

Minimum education/experience:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A strong background or demonstrated interest in higher education law.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to grasp complex legal principles and explain them in non-technical language to administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude. Self-starter, quick study, and ability to manage deadlines.
  • High moral and ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity, and reliability.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses:

  • Admission (or pending admission) to the North Carolina bar.

UNC Charlotte is an AA/EEO employer.  Candidates are subject to a criminal background check.

Review of applications will continue until the fellowship is filled.  Please contact Sarah Edwards, Associate General Counsel, at Sarah.Edwards@uncc.edu with any questions.