University of Utah Student Research Asst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/21/2017

Requisition Number PRN06769N

Job Title Student Research Asst

Working Title Student Research Asst

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 18

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00658 - General Counsel

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range TBD

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime. 04/27/2017

Job Summary

Similar to judicial clerkship positions, clerks for the Office of General Counsel will focus primarily on research and writing. But participants in the Office of General Counsel’s clerkship program will also have the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into the internal operations of large, sophisticated corporate clients and their in-house legal departments. Those insights will enable clerks to better understand and better serve their own clients upon entering private practice. Additionally, clerks will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the Office of General Counsel’s work process. From the initial identification of legal issues, to the research that enables the proposal of solutions, to the implementation of those solutions, clerks will work alongside experienced attorneys, gaining practical experience in a supportive, educational environment.


Strongly Preferred: Actively pursuing Juris Doctorate; excellent academic record; effective verbal and written communication; interpersonal organizational skills; attention to detail.

Responsibilities: The Office of General Counsel for the University of Utah is now accepting applications for a temporary clerkship. The Office of General Counsel represents the legal interests of the University of Utah by providing detailed legal advice on a multitude of issues, including matters involving constitutional law, employment law, employee benefits, students, health law, immigration, business transactions, real estate and construction, software license agreements, intellectual property, privacy, and information security.

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Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.