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FRPP Fellow - Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic (COL)

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Legal Affairs


The College of Law is seeking applications for an FRPP Fellow. This position is responsible for reviewing legal documents related to the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) of the United State Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. This is an entry level position, but prior work in real estate law is preferred. FRPP land easements acquired nationwide from 1992 through 2013 will be reviewed.

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • PTO
  • 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
  • A range of health insurance and other benefits
  • Dependent Education Scholarship
  • WVU Perks
  • And More!!

What you'll do:

  • Review and analyze legal documents and instruments primarily related to easements inthe Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) of the United State Departmentof Agriculture.
  • Document findings in EXCEL and other reporting formats.
  • Communicate with local governments across the United States regarding real estaterecords.
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic reports describing the Clinic's activities as tothe FRPP program.

  • J.D. From ABA - accredited law school
  • This is an entry level position, but prior work experience in real estate is preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, and government regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word and EXCEL
  • Proficiency in Google platforms including Google Docs and Zoom
  • Strong ability to multi-task multiple projects
  • Ability to write effectively
  • Ability to collaborate efficiently with co-investigators of different disciplines
  • Ability to work in a team effectively

About Research Corporation

The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Jul 26, 2022

Posting Classification: Research Corporation

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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