Legal Fellow (Legal Counsel)
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Department Information

The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OVPGC) serves as legal counsel for the University. We advise the Trustees and University Administration on all legal issues and serve as the point of contact on all legal matters involving the University.

Job Summary

The Indiana University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OVPGC) is seeking a Legal Fellow for a 3 year term.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the other attorneys in the OVPGC to provide legal support across Indiana University's 8-campus system.
  • Provides support to university clients in a broad range of legal areas, such as athletics, health care, intellectual property, student affairs, faculty affairs, labor and employment, First Amendment, research, data privacy, and information technology.
  • Assists with litigation matters, which may include participating in court hearings, depositions, mediations, and/or arbitrations.
  • Identifies and works on specific higher education legal issues of interest to them based on office needs.
  • Drafts position statements to submit to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office for Civil Rights, and other state and federal agencies.
General Responsibilities
  • Drafts, reviews, and revises routine contracts, release from liability waivers, and other legal documents; conducts legal research on pertinent topics as they arise.
  • Drafts legal memoranda educating university clients about legal and compliance issues.
  • Assists with the university's responses to subpoenas and open records requests.
  • Drafts position statements submitted to the state and federal agencies responsible for investigating allegations of discrimination.
  • Performs legal research as needed.
  • Assists in other duties, as assigned.



  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.)

  • Licensed to practice law in Indiana or eligible for admission to practice law in Indiana within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire.

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Articulate and responsive to colleagues.
  • Effective conflict management skills.
  • Ability to represent the company with external constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines.
  • Performs work independently with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

This position is for a 3 year term.

Recent law school graduates who are taking the July 2024 Indiana bar exam are encouraged to apply.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana or Indianapolis, Indiana

This is an in-person position.

Advertised Salary

$80,000 - $85,000 per year based on experience.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Legal, Safety, & Protection

Job Family: Legal Counsel

Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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Telephone: 812-856-1234

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