Staff Attorney 1 (Higher Education Law Fellow)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the President
General Counsel
Full/Part Time:


The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel seeks to hire a recent law school graduate as a Higher Education Law Fellow for a one-year period to begin in the summer or early fall of 2019. No prior legal experience is required. The one-year appointment is not intended to be renewed or extended. The Law Fellow may be assigned research and other projects in any of the subject matter areas handled by the Office, including those related to employment, faculty, students, research, governance, contracts, compliance, intellectual property, constitutional law, health care, litigation, government relations, regulatory matters and others. The Law Fellow may receive assignments from and will work under the supervision of all of the attorneys in the Office. The Office will make every effort to provide opportunities for the Law Fellow to attend meetings, meet with clients, and otherwise to participate in the full range of legal activities of the Office and Penn State University. A J.D. or L.L.B. degree from an ABA-accredited law school must be obtained by the summer of 2019. The successful candidate must demonstrate the highest level of integrity and professionalism, possess superior research, writing and communication skills, have the ability to work in a collegial and respectful manner with colleagues, clients and others, and have a strong interest in working in the Penn State Office of the General Counsel. Typically requires a J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA-accredited law school or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed­-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088