Student Legal Services, part of the Division of Student Life at the University of Iowa, is seeking an Assistant Attorney to assist the supervising attorney and director in providing legal service to University of Iowa students. The Assisting Attorney will also guide law students in their clinical work and ensure obligations to the judicial process. The primary focus of this position will be on immigration and tenant-landlord issues with other cases as needed. This position will also assist with the development and presentation of outreach programming to education University students in areas such as landlord-tenant law, criminal law, and other areas of law.
Student Legal Services has been providing confidential high quality, free advice and affordable legal representation for University of Iowa students for more than 45 years. To learn more, please visit: http://legal.studentlife.uiowa.edu
This is a ten-month, academic year position.
About the Division of Student Life:
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 14 departments that span from Recreation Services to the office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.
Juris Doctor degree awarded by an accredited law school.
Admitted to practice law in the State of Iowa and in good standing with the Iowa Supreme Court.
Experience (typically 1-3 years) in the practice of civil and criminal law including litigation.
Ability to read, use strong research skills, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from legal and factual information.
Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals.
Computer experience using standard office systems: Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Work experience representing clients on landlord-tenant issues.
Work experience advising and representing clients on immigration issues, including family-based immigration.
Work experience providing legal instruction to law students.
Knowledge of effective presentation tools and techniques; ability to present educational programs on legal issues to groups with the appropriate degree of formality.
Ability to establish and build healthy working relationships and partnerships within a shared office environment, including university or college students.
Knowledge of University policies, procedures, and regulations.
All applicants must apply online via the following link in order to be considered:
The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 33,564 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.