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.
  • Serves on university committees as designate of university Counsel.
  • Provides guidance to Assistant University Counsel as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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Other Professional

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