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Research Counsel - Public Interest

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Research Counsel - Public Interest
Department Law Instruction
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This is professional position, within a non-profit legal clinic, in which the incumbent provides legal research, litigation and other client services. The incumbent also works with clinic faculty, members of the public, the bar, and the university to identify policy issues, conduct policy research and draft and present findings and recommendations. The incumbent will also participate in internal operations such as new student orientation, registration, special events, educational events and fundraising. Position reports to the Director, Civil Legal Clinic.

Job Responsibilities

Conducts legal research and gives legal presentations.

Supervises law student research assistants.

Provides legal advice and counsel.

Provides full legal representation of clients, including being responsible for litigating cases in state and federal court.

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Provides litigation of cases and other client services.

2. Conducts policy research, drafts and presents findings and recommendations.

3. Participates in clinic orientation, registration, special events, educational events and fundraising.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

AND

Licensure:
Must be admitted to practice law in the state of Mississippi.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Salary contingent upon experience and funding in budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/).

Job Open Date 09/23/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a Juris Doctorate Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you been admitted to practice law in the state of Mississippi?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References