Commonwealth Campus Staff Attorney


Student Legal Services is seeking a staff attorney to assist in providing legal services for students whose primary campus of enrollment is one of the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, and York.

The staff attorney will provide advice, document drafting, and referrals to students in a variety of legal matters including, but not limited to, criminal summary and misdemeanor offenses, landlord-tenant disputes, planning documents, contract issues, and consumer issues. Representation may be provided where the representation will only require remote appearances. Responsibilities also include the preparation of informational brochures and learning modules, the presentation of educational outreach materials, and marketing the service to the campuses.

This position will be one of five attorneys in the Student Legal Services office and will be the primary attorney serving Commonwealth Campus students.

Some travel is required. Typically requires a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Three or more years of related experience and license to practice law in Pennsylvania preferred. Criminal law, landlord-tenant law, estate planning, or immigration law experience is a plus.

The Pennsylvania State University and Student Affairs is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Student Affairs upholds that mission through our commitment to developing an equity-minded community that fosters students’ academic, social, cultural, and personal growth.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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