Harvard University Legal Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts
45292BRAuto req ID:45292BRJob Code:365057 Legal Professional Location:USA - MA - Jamaica Plain Business Title:Staff AttorneySub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2019Salary Grade:057Time 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. Three years of related experience required.Additional Qualifications:A minimum of 3 years of litigation experience is preferred. Background in the fields of civil rights, consumer protection, and/or administrative law are especially relevant but not required. Some travel may be required. This is an initial appointment through June 2019, with renewal subject to funding and Project need. The ideal candidate will have:A passion for the Project’s mission;Exceptional listening skills and a strong ability to convey information orally and in writing;A commitment to using litigation and advocacy to combat systemic inequality;An interest in working with clients and colleagues of diverse backgrounds; andThe ability to work well independently and as part of a team.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.The Project is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive environment, and seeks to increase the diversity of people engaged in consumer law, and economic justice and consumer advocacy. Harvard offers generous benefits including paid time off and health insurance.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.