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ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL

Duties & Responsibilities
Associate Attorney position primarily responsible for providing legal counsel directly to university clients, as well as transactional, research and other support to senior lawyers in a legal office of fifteen other lawyers.

Basic Qualifications
JD; minimum three years’ experience in law practice and/or judicial clerkship

Additional Qualifications
Strong research, analytical, and writing skills; good judgment and ability to work well with others; broad transactional experience; desire to devote substantial portion of working time to advising on transactions and programs, drafting and reviewing contracts and other documents, and researching and analyzing a broad range of legal problems.

This is a one year position with an expectation of two one-year renewals.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INTEREST CAREERS, School of Law, Career Development

Tracking Code: 3786/I0716

Job Description

Counsel and assist J.D. students and alumni/ae in all aspects of career exploration and job searches through scheduled appointments, walk-ins, telephone and email. Devise job search strategies through individualized counseling. Review resumes and edit cover letters. Conduct mock interviews. Advise students and alumni on negotiating and accepting job offers, etc. Develop job search related resources. Work with Career Development Office (CDO) team members to develop strategies and conduct extensive outreach to employers in assigned geographic area with a focus on government, public interest and public international law employers. Outreach includes travel, individual and group meetings, participation in professional organizations, correspondence and marketing materials. Develop and maintain knowledge of and monitor current trends within the legal hiring market for public sector, including government, non-profits and public international law employers. Share results with Career Development Office CDO staff, students and alumni. Participate in public service and pro bono related CDO and law school programming and initiatives.

Required Skills

J.D., strong interpersonal and communication skills and three to five years of related experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Carolyn Goodwin
Director of Public Service and Pro Bono

Boston University School of Law
Office of Career Development and Public Service
765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-358-5101 | Fax: 617-353-2547

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