Law Clerk (Intern)

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The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA*), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), is seeking a  Law Clerk for its Legal Affairs Department.  We are looking for a Law Clerk to work 10-20 hours during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours during the summer.  This paid intern position is hybrid and will require you to be in the office 2 days per week. 

 

**Interested candidates please submit along with your resume, cover letter and law school transcript.** 

 

Who is WFAA?
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is a private, nonprofit corporation that encourages individuals and organizations to make gifts to the university and to connect with the UW. In 2014, the UW Foundation merged with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® to better serve a growing population of UW alumni and donors. We believe that private support grows out of good relationships between campus leaders, faculty and program staff who need support, and the alumni and friends who want to invest in UW–Madison. We provide important engagement opportunities to link UW–Madison alumni to each other and to their alma mater, building a strong community of Badgers.

 

Diversity and Inclusion:

Just as the university community benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, inclusion and diversity are imperative for the success of our mission. WFAA values people and the differences that they bring to the organization, and creates an environment in which all staff members and constituents feel respected and have opportunities to thrive.

Primary Responsibilities

As a Legal Affairs Law Clerk, you will primarily assist WFAA’s legal team with:

 

  • Research, review, analyze, and write about a wide variety of legal issues that affect WFAA including contracts, gift agreements, Wisconsin’s Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (WUPMIFA) and other rules and regulations that apply to the management of institutional funds, trusts and estates, data privacy, raffle and sweepstakes regulations, taxes, insurance, and real estate.
  • Review event and vendor contracts
  • Help implement a contract lifecycle management system
  • Update and draft internal policies
  • Attend internal and external meetings

 

A successful candidate will have strong communication, research, and writing skills and an interest in educational advancement, contracts, estate planning and administration, real estate, risk management, insurance, exempt organizations, and/or nonprofit governance.

Requirements and Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an accredited law school.
  • Must have completed one year of law school.
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Effective organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel).

 

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer *The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation (supportuw.org) and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (uwalumni.com). Its legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

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