Job Summary

Provides legal counsel to university department personnel; may represent the university in a court of law.

Job Functions

  • Conducts research of state and federal legislation and administrative and court decisions; investigates legal problems and makes recommendations on matters referred by the university Counsel.
  • Receives and investigates inquiries and complaints from university administrators and student organizations including matters related to tax law, insurance, patents and copyrights, delinquent fees, contracts, and university policies.
  • Assists in drafting contracts, agreements and other legal documents, and policies for compliance with state and federal law, as well as university policies and regulations.
  • Confers with university employees on matters involving legal interpretation and decisions related to university activities, policy questions and operating problems.
  • Communicates with counsel retained by the university Counsel to represent the university.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Law degree from an accredited law school or its equivalent and three to five years of relevant legal experience. Must be admitted to the Tennessee State Bar.

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Other Professional

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