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RTI

Corporate - Business Law

Fall; Spring; Summer

Work Description

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 2,800 provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services. RTI is a not-for-profit research institute with a 501 (c)(3) designation. Our governing structure comprises the members of the corporation, the board of governors, and the corporate officers.

The members of our corporation, representing Duke University and The University of North Carolina, meet annually as the nonprofit equivalent of stockholders. They elect the governors, who represent the business and scientific communities. Our primary governing body is the board of governors, which formulates policy consistent with our mission to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. The board meets at least bimonthly and consists of up to 15 governors who represent the 17 University of North Carolina institutions, Duke University, and the business and scientific communities. Corporate officers are senior management team members who are accountable to the board for specific aspects of corporate governance and financial management.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS:

Assist RTI’s in-house staff with a variety of projects, including legal research, litigation, corporate investigations, and Ethics. RTI may also have Patent related projects for IP interested students.

Research:

Use of Westlaw and other research tools to prepare memos on areas of interest to one of 5 in-house lawyers at RTI;

Litigation:

Coordinate document production/assembly

Corporate Investigations:    

Conduct review of documents and correspondence

Ethics:

Manage database log

COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT:

Top undergraduate and law school academic performance. Positive attitude. Prior work experience is helpful but not required. Information technology (IT) and database skills are also helpful but nor required.

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