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Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall
Mail: Dept 3422
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: 307.766.2377
Fax: 307.766.5607
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Regular: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer: 7:30am - 4:30pm
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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Student's Attorney

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3955

UW Job Family: 34

SOC Code: 23-1011

Pay Grade: 23

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Provides legal advice, assistance, and information to University students.

Minimum Qualifications


Juris Doctorate Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Valid licensure from the Wyoming Bar Association

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable laws and state statutes.
  • Fundamental subjects in law.
  • Legal research procedures.
  • Briefs preparation and presentation of arguments for cases before local, state, and federal agencies and courts.
  • Applicable court rules, rules of evidence, administrative rules and procedures.
  • Law in the assigned legal area.
  • Current and new developments in law relevant to student issues.
  • University student resources and services.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Use judgment, tact, and discretion.
  • Quickly assimilate oral and written data, to analyze facts, and draw logical conclusions.
  • Maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Function on an independent basis with minimum supervision.
  • Maintain favorable public relations.
  • Manage time and set priorities to meet project deadlines.
  • Move up to 25 pounds one-third of the time.
  • Investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Conduct complex legal research.
  • Create, compose and edit legal opinions and other written materials.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Conduct research through community and/or state agencies.
  • Develop operating budget and monitor expenses.
  • Supervise and train staff.
  • Make referrals to student services and/or community agencies.
  • Develop and deliver presentations. 

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Advise and assist students with legal matters, not involving the University, including researching and analyzing problems and implications.

Make presentations to student organizations regarding legal and related issues.

Determine when it is essential to disclose information; determine situations wherein a student is dangerous to self or others and refer situation or individual to ASUW Advisory Committee or appropriate community agency.

Coordinate research through community or state agencies to assist in resolving non-university student-related legal matters.

Write newspaper articles on legal topics of interest; research and author other legal publications as needed.

Supplemental Functions:

Keep abreast of current and new developments in law relevant to student problems.

Hire, train, and supervise clerical support staff; conduct performance appraisals.

Plan short-term operating needs; develop operating budget; monitor expenses.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment; may occasionally be exposed to vapors, fumes, and noise.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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