Office of General Counsel

Updates

Position Posting - (2) Law Clerks

Job Description:  Will assist staff of seven attorneys with their various University of Wisconsin System clients by conducting research on a variety of legal topics.  In addition, the clerks may be responsible for helping to prepare pleadings.

Qualifications:   Second or third year law students, interest in higher education law, excellent research and writing skills, ability to use Westlaw, good to excellent grade point average, in good standing at law school.

Commitment:  Looking for up to two students to commit 10-25 hours a week during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.  One position will commit to 40 hours a week during the 2015 summer.

Via email or postal mail, please submit the following application materials:

Cover Letter, Resume, Transcript, Writing Sample, Letter of Recommendation and 2 references

DUE SEPT 2, 2014

Counsel@uwsa.edu

or

UWSA Office of General Counsel
1852 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr, Madison, WI 53706

 

OUR MISSION

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality, professionalism and integrity in the delivery of legal services, and strives to assure timely, effective advising and guidance.

 

WHO WE SERVE

The OGC provides legal advice and representation to the Board of Regents of the UW System, UW System Administration, UW System institutions, and UW System administrators and staff, and serves as liaison to state government offices and agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

 

WHAT WE DO

The OGC provides comprehensive legal services to the UW System comprehensive campuses and to UW Colleges and UW-Extension, including advice on a wide variety of legal matters such as personnel issues, student affairs, public records and open meetings, real estate, risk management, and immigration, among others.  OGC also reviews and drafts policies; reviews, drafts, and negotiates contracts; represents UW institutions in administrative hearings; and acts as a liaison with the Wisconsin Department of Justice in litigation filed in court.  An emphasis on proactive and preventive law is foremost, and OGC attorneys provide training on legal issues to administrators and staff throughout the UW System.  

 

DISCLAIMER

The information presented on this website is for informational purposes only and nothing on this website should be construed or relied upon as legal advice. The OGC or the UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee legal offices should be consulted regarding the specific facts and circumstances associated with any legal matter.