Legal & Government Relations

Within the context of a career, Legal & Government Relations reflects the management of University-wide legal and government relations functions and activities across all operations of the entire University.  To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Legal & Government Relations profession include:

  1. Business Capabilities - Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the academic and business missions of the institution including Teaching, Research and Public Service.
  2. State of the Art Legal & Government Relations Practices - Demonstrating updated competencies in general legal and government relations (Career Bands).
  3. Management of Change - Managing change processes so that Legal & Government Relations activities are effectively merged with the multiple needs of student, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and the public.

The ability for a Legal & Government Relations staff member to integrate these three elements in an academic, research, health system, public service or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Legal & Government Relations members become strategic business partners.

Jobs in this Career Family deal with issues of legal compliance, litigation, and representation of the institution to State and Federal governmental agencies. Typical functions include compliance with laws and regulations, litigation, governmental lobbying, review of State and Federal regulations, patents, paralegal services, etc.