Higher Education Law Associate, LSA1121

Legal Search Associates, Inc. Published: March 13, 2018


Job Description:

A national law firm has an opening in its Kansas City office for a Higher Education Associate with two to four years of experience working in a university or college general counsel’s office or equivalent experience as outside general counsel to higher education institutions.  The ideal candidate will have a general background in higher education law, with experience in accreditation, Title IV (federal financial aid), Title IX, the Clery Act, and the ADA/Section 504.  This position will work with other attorneys in their Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education business unit serving a range of public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States.  This is not a litigation position, although it will involve pre-litigation advising on routine student affairs and labor and employment matters.

Although Kansas City is our preferred location, they will consider candidates for our Austin, Chicago and Denver offices as well.

Job Requirements:

The candidate must have a strong academic record, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a team, effectively handle multiple projects at the same time, respond effectively and promptly to emergent client needs, be comfortable with public speaking, and be an excellent writer.  Candidates must have a Missouri bar license (or a license in the state for which they are applying to work) or commit to obtaining one as soon as possible.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript to Terry Bashor (tbashor@jdhunter.com) or Chuck Loose (cloose@jdhunter.com).  Please reference LSA1121 when applying.

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