Harvard University Legal Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts
45440BRAuto req ID:45440BRJob Code:365058 Legal Professional Location:USA - MA - Jamaica Plain Business Title:Staff AttorneySub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2019Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates must have a J.D. and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or have the ability to receive temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04. Seven years of litigation experience required.Additional Qualifications:Candidates must have exceptional listening skills, a strong ability to convey information orally and in writing, the demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding, mission-driven environment, and a commitment to serving low-income communities. Special consideration will be given to applicants with proficiency in Spanish. Additionally, we seek candidates who:Are committed to and passionate about working with the Project’s client base;Are culturally competent;Are highly proficient in Microsoft Office and adept at acquiring competency in new technologies;Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and perform well under deadlines;Enjoy working collaboratively;Are highly organized and detail-oriented.Additional Information:This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need.All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. Department:Legal Services CenterPre-Employment Screening:Education, Identity, License/Cert.Job Function:General Administration Duties & Responsibilities:The ProjectEstablished in 2012 as part of the Legal Services Center’s Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, the Project on Predatory Student Lending utilizes litigation and advocacy to make it legally and financially impossible for the predatory for-profit college industry to cheat students, and to relieve borrowers from fraudulent student loan debt. The for-profit college industry exploits the promise of higher education, and perpetrates a massive fraud on students who are trying to build a better life. It transfers billions of dollars of taxpayer funds intended to support higher education to corporate profits, leaving students and families poorer than they started. Rather than providing opportunity, the industry reinforces existing societal inequalities by specifically targeting people of color, women, immigrants, veterans, the unemployed, and first-generation college goers. The Project provides direct legal services to former students of for-profit colleges across the country, and has an active docket of high-impact cases. To learn more about the Project’s work, including our significant recent cases, please visit www.projectonpredatorystudentlending.org.The JobOur attorneys lead complex and cutting-edge litigation in the areas of consumer protection, administrative law, bankruptcy, and anti-discrimination. They maintain strong relationships with our clients and our partners, and forge new partnerships. Our senior attorney will work in collaboration with the Project’s directors to lead the development and execution of major litigation and to play a role in designing and managing Project outreach and intake. This person will also work closely with clinical students and Project staff.School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.