The Ohio State University | Associate General Counsel

Associate General Counsel

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel.

The Office of Legal Affairs, under the direction of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, provides legal representation and advice to the University and all of its constituent parts, including the Board of Trustees, the President, Provost, faculty and academic departments, the Office of Research, Student Life, Athletics, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Business and Finance, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, among many others.

As one of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State is a multifaceted institution, with a sophisticated and leading-edge legal practice that touches nearly every area of law, including litigation, labor and employment, public contracting, intellectual property, research and technology transfer, business transactions, taxation and benefits, administrative law, health care law, public safety and criminal law matters, federal and state constitutional and public law issues, and more.

The Associate General Counsel will focus on academic and student affairs, employment, University policies and procedures, and public law issues.   The Associate General Counsel will be a key legal, policy, and strategic advisor to the colleges, schools, and academic departments across the University and for other units and projects as assigned. Responsibilities will also include crisis management and critical incident response, litigation, policy development and implementation, advising on regulatory and compliance matters, and developing and participating in training and preventative law efforts.

All University attorneys are expected to work at the highest professional level with integrity, excellent judgment, attention to detail, and discretion, and to demonstrate the highest personal and leadership characteristics of teamwork, inclusiveness, calmness, and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people, and situations.


The successful candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member of the Ohio bar or eligible to practice law in the State of Ohio within one year or less.


A minimum of 8 years of legal practice is highly desired. Previous experience with university legal issues, litigation and employment, and government or public law issues (including public records law, ethics laws, and federal and state constitutional issues) is also desired.

For a complete position description and application instructions, please visit and search by job opening number 413944. Applications will be accepted December 5 through January 3.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.