Law Fellow, Office of General Counsel

  • Yale University
  • New Haven, CT, USA
  • Feb 15, 2021
Fellowship Legal

Job Description


Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York, offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown, New Haven is home to more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters, galleries, and museums.

General Purpose: 

The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel of Yale University has an opening for a full-time attorney for an academic-year term to begin in July 2021. The Office, which includes 22 attorneys, is responsible for overseeing or conducting the legal affairs of Yale University, serving as in-house counsel to the central administration and the administrations of Yale College, the graduate and professional schools, and their constituent departments, as well as coordinating the work of outside counsel when used.


This fellowship provides law school graduates with an excellent and unusual opportunity to develop legal research and writing skills and other experience in a wide variety of fields, including education law, federal and state regulation, commercial and corporate law, and litigation, all within the context of a major not-for-profit research university. The Office of the General Counsel is also responsible for the federal relations of the University, involving communications and commentary on issues concerning higher education to members of Congress, their staffs, and various government agencies and officials.


Work will include legal and fact research, the drafting of memoranda, correspondence, and legal documents, and a variety of other tasks under the supervision of the office’s attorneys. Strong academic credentials and well-developed writing skills are important qualifications for this position. This position is available for a single academic year term, with a possibility for a one-year extension, and does not lead to continuing employment.


Required Education and Experience:  J.D.



  • Advanced writing skills with strong academic credentials.


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.