The Assistant/Associate General Counsel reports to the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel/Chief of Staff. This Assistant/Associate General Counsel assists with the handling of all legal issues affecting the College. At the assignment of the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel/Chief of Staff, the Assistant/Associate General Counsel will provide advice on a wide range of issues related to higher education, with a primary focus on matters relating to students, including student conduct, residential life, discrimination and harassment prevention and response, disability/accessibility, federal, state, and city regulatory compliance and more.
In consultation with the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel/Chief of Staff, the Assistant/Associate General Counsel will be expected to respond to external complaints, provide appropriate training and education for the College community, develop and interpret College policy, supervise outside counsel retained by the College, and assist on other legal matters affecting the College, including but not limited to contracts and risk management.
Department: General Counsel
Required Qualification Summary:
Juris Doctor from ABA accredited law school.
Member in good standing with the New York State Bar.
Assistant General Counsel: A minimum of 2 years of law firm or applicable in-house experience required. Associate General Counsel: A minimum of 5 years of law firm or applicable in-house experience required.
Preference for experience in the field of higher education law, especially in the area of student matters.
Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
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Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.