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Legal Fellow

Office of the General Counsel Los Angeles, California

USC's Office of the General Counsel provides legal services to USC and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates. 

Currently, we are seeking a Graduate Legal Fellow for a one (1) year fixed-term opportunity to work directly in the Office of the General Counsel.

This position is open to 2020 law school graduates and will be responsible for providing legal support services to university clients on the Health Science campus, including contract workflow management and processing, contract review and drafting, legal research as well as other legal matters based on client needs.  Types of contracts include the purchase of goods or services, institutional affiliation, clinical placements, intellectual property licensing as well as other areas, including contracts that support the university’s health care operations.   Perform legal and other research in support of various issues and inquiries as they arise.  Work with supervising attorneys in conducting diligence and servicing clients on various matters. 

Qualities Desired in a Candidate:

  • Strong academic record desired. 

  • Excellent communication and writing skills. 

  • Diligence and timeliness. 

  • Professional attitude and demeanor when dealing with clients and office staff. 

  • Respect confidentiality and sensitive information.

  • Interest or experience in health care law is a plus.

Please include a cover letter and resume with GPA and be able to provide a writing sample upon request.

Please note: this is a one (1) year fixed-term opportunity open to 2020 law school graduates.

As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family – the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work.  If you have what it takes to join our team, we invite you to apply!


Minimum Education: J.D. Minimum Experience: 1 Year Minimum Field of Experience: J.D. and up to one (1) year of legal experience. Experience in business transactions, contract drafting, and review desired, but resourcefulness and motivation are highly valued. Superior legal research and writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


REQ20096331 Posted Date: 01/12/2021

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