UC Office of the President, Principal Counsel
Reporting to the Managing Counsel – Education Affairs & Governance, this position independently handles a full range of legal matters and projects in the Education Affairs practice area, to include the most complex and that of substantial importance and impact. The Principal Counsel interprets complex facts and the law in areas of high ambiguity. The Principal Counsel also provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to clients and to less-experienced attorneys, and may act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in governmental enforcement and administrative matters.
Responsibilities require knowledge of laws, regulations and policies applicable to a broad range of education affairs issues including, but not limited to, free speech, academic freedom, admissions, financial aid, student conduct and FERPA. Drafts, reviews and revises a variety of instruments involving the University’s interest such as policies and contracts.