The College Counsel reports to the Rector; he/she advises and provides legal guidance to the college on a variety of issues faced by an institution of higher education, including but not limited to litigation, employment law, disputes, transactions, procurement and contract matters.
The college counsel is key in ensuring that activities within the college are in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
Key Performance Areas
Research, develop, amend, evaluate and advise on college policies and procedures.
Review, advise and provide legal guidance on various college documents and initiatives.
Research, interpret and advice regarding state and federal laws pertaining to legal matters affecting the college.
Provide Legal guidance/advice on various issues such as corporate regulatory compliance, privacy, anti-trust and competition laws, advertising/promotional matters, corporate governance, fiduciary duty and ethics
Preparation of memoranda and correspondences
Handle student disciplinary proceedings, and other administrative and judicial proceedings.
Review, edit, negotiate, and draft license agreements pertaining to technology transfer.
Review, edit, negotiate, and draft MOUs and agreements pertaining to partnerships/collaborations with industry, business and/or educational entities.
Ensure that college activities are consistent with federal, state, local and contractual compliance obligations.
Appeals in federal and state courts; handle mediation and conflict of interest/ethics matters.
Participate in developing legal infrastructure including form contracts.
Assist management in structuring deals to advance institutional interests.
Safeguard the college’s interests in academic freedom and intellectual property.
Update the details of the college at the Corporate Affairs Commission and other regulatory bodies when necessary.
Perform necessary legal research and legal counsel and guidance on a wide variety of legal issues, laws, policies and other regulations.
Research and prepare responses to complaints and/or lawsuits filed with state and federal agencies against the college.
Work with external solicitors on cases involving IVTEC.